This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. march will start Monday at two separate locations and converge downtown at the Sacramento Convention Center.
There will be rolling street closures along the routes. The north march will depart from Grant High School at 9 a.m.
The south march will begin at the Oak Park Community Center at 8:30 a.m. pausing at Sacramento City College to join marchers who will start from there.
The nation honors Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a holiday in the name of the great civil rights and social justice leader.
The holiday, annually on the third Monday of January, was first observed in 1986, paying homage to King, who was born Jan. 15, 1929, and murdered on on April 4, 1968. It was observed by all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
In the Sacramento area, celebrations and other recognition of King and his legacy are being held throughout the weekend and Monday. Here is a list:
MLK Day Adopt-a-Park
9 a.m. to noon
Help beautify three parks: William Land Park at 3800 Land Park Drive; Seymour Park at 845 Florin Road; Garcia Bend Park at 7654 Pocket Road.
More information: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/volunteers/
Contact: Vishal Ream-Rao at firstname.lastname@example.org ; (916) 808-7184
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Capital Christian Center Auditorium, 9470 Micron Ave., Sacramento
A gathering of Sacramento area churches, community leaders and citizens to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Keynote speaker is Bishop Broderick A. Huggins Sr., joined by the MLK Celebration Choir.
District One Annual MLK Day of Service 2014
1 to 4 p.m.
Egret Park, 5145 Westlake Parkway, Sacramento
Tasks include weeding, tree maintenance and mulching.
Information, registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-one-annual-mlk-day-of-service-2014-tickets-9680692211?aff=eorg
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Hidden Falls
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, 7606-7998 Mears Road, Auburn
Volunteers install picnic tables and interpretive signs, as well as build and maintain park trails.
Information, registration: http://www.meetup.com/Roseville-Trail-Bike-Jog-Run-Club/events/97144902/
33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream
8 a.m. check-in; 8:30 start
March begins at 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., six miles past the Capitol, ending at the Convention Center.
More information: http://www.mlk365.org/#march
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento
In the Health, Career, Resource and Education pavilions, featuring talent show, vendors, community groups, children's activities
More information: http://www.mlk365.org/#celebration
MLK Community Celebration
Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists, 190 Finley St., Auburn
Presentations by four generations of justice makers, spoken-word poetry, multi-generational community chorus, music by local artists and Dr. King’s words read by community leaders.
More information: http://www.mysfuu.org/mlk2014
20th Annual Davis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., Davis
Keynote address by Dana Vickers Shelley, Southern Poverty Law Center; panel discussion; music by Dick Holdstock and the Davis Freedom Singers. Event ends with a “Freedom March” through downtown.
More information: http://city-managers-office.cityofdavis.org/press-releases/martin-luther-king-jr.-celebration ; (530) 757-5602
MLK National Day of Service: Putah Creek Council
9:30 a.m. to noon
North Davis Riparian Greenbelt
Volunteers plant native trees and shrubs that will provide wildlife habitat to birds and butterflies, improve water quality and beautify the greenway.
Information, registration: http://www.putahcreekcouncil.org/ ; (530) 795-3006
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