In 2019, fifty one years will have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you will save the date of Tuesday, January 22, and join Contra Costa County to pay tribute to Dr. King's life and legacy.
The theme of the event is “the Dream Starts with Me”. The celebration will feature keynote speaker, Sheryl Lane, executive director of Building Blocks for Kids, a nonprofit organization in Richmond, CA.
Countywide recognition will be given to the Adult Humanitarian of the Year, Reverend Donnell Jones, of Richmond, CA and the Student Humanitarian of the Year, Yassna Ahmadi, a senior at Pinole Valley High School. Their stories of leadership, advocacy, and service have impacted Contra Costa County, its residents and communities, and reflect the spirit of Dr. King’s work and achievements.
The program includes entertainment from students from Contra Costa School of Performing Arts and the Los Medanos College Gospel Choir. After the commemoration, join us outside Board Chambers for a free buffet lunch, complete with peach cobbler for dessert.
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