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22nd Annual MLK, Jr. Day Event – Keeping the Dream Alive!

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22nd Annual MLK, Jr. Day Event – Keeping the Dream Alive!

Time: January 20, 2020 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Street: 1207 Ellsworth Street
City/Town: Bellingham
Phone: 360-734-8158
Event Type: community
Organized By: Karl Meyer
Latest Activity: Jan 10

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Community Food Co-op Hosts 22nd Annual MLK Jr. Day Event

 

Bellingham, Washington | In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Community Food Co-op will host its 22nd annual MLK Jr. Day event – Keeping the Dream Alive! On this evening, we will celebrate Dr. King’s notion of a “Beloved Community,” with ceremony, song, presentations, and community sharing.

 

 

22nd Annual MLK, Jr. Day Event – Keeping the Dream Alive!

7 p.m. Monday, January 20

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship 

1207 Ellsworth Street Bellingham

Free. Everyone welcome.

 

 

Checo Tohomaso Special Musical Guest (performing throughout the evening)

Checo Tohomaso played keyboards and percussion and sang background vocals for the last European tour of Motown legend Marvin Gaye. He has also performed with Lionel Richie and the Commodores, Celine Dion, New Kids on the Block, and Reba McEntire, among others. Checo’s current focus is to communicate the positive, healing qualities of soul music to as many people as possible. Checo will be our musical guest throughout the evening. He is spirited, authentic, and true to the music. Not to be missed.

 

Key Presenters:

 

Terrance Morris – Diversity advocate, founder of A Connection, Unity committee president, and Co-op Board director  

 

Vernon Damani Johnson – director of the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education, professor of political science at Western Washington University, and co-founder of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force

 

Amanda Grelock – Community Food Co-op Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion coordinator

 

 

Community Fellowship following the main presentation: Join us downstairs in the social hall following the event for treats and our long-established MLK Day open mic. Share a poem, story, or song focused on diversity, human rights, or related issues. Presentations limited to three minutes or less. Contact karlm@communityfood.coop to sign up.

 

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