2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Jan. 10 

Pictured: The featured image from the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. King County calendar.

Please join us in honoring our nation’s foremost human rights leader and our County’s namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for this year is “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.” This year’s keynote speaker is Ijeoma Oluo, local New York Times bestselling author of “So You Want To Talk About Race.” 

The celebration will take place Thursday, January 10 from noon to 1 p.m at The Sanctuary Seattle, located at 811 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Program includes music, spoken word, and comments from King County Executive Dow Constantine. 

For more information contact Matias.Valenzuela@kingcounty.gov, Director of King County’s Office of Equity and Social Justice.

Many employees in downtown Seattle work within walking distance of the event venue, and we encourage you to walk or take public transit. The building has an ADA accessible entrance on 5th Ave. and an attendant will be standing by to offer assistance to anyone who should require it. We encourage employees coming from outside downtown Seattle to look at transit and carpool options.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is a County-sponsored event and King County directors, managers, and supervisors are encouraged to permit employees to participate, if possible. Read King County’s HR Bulletin regarding employee attendance at County-sponsored events for more information. Your attendance is of course voluntary.