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21st Annual MLK Jr. Day Event

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21st Annual MLK Jr. Day Event

Time: January 21, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Street: 1207 Ellsworth St,
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map: https://communityfood.coop/
Phone: 3607348158
Event Type: specail, event
Organized By: Karl Meyer
Latest Activity: Jan 10

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Community Food Co-op Hosts 21st Annual MLK Jr. Day Event

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, Washington 98225

Please note our new location for this event: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship!
Free. Everyone welcome.In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Community Food Co-op hosts Keeping the Dream Alive! On this evening, we celebrate Dr. King’s notion of a “Beloved Community,” with ceremony, song, presentations, and community sharing.

Host Amanda Grelock  
Amanda is the Co-op’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion coordinator, a position designed to assist and enable the Co-op to make healthy food accessible to all and to create a more inclusive community hub.

Welcoming Presentation – William L John (Xwelwelat’se)
William is a Lummi Elder, storyteller, and retired Lummi language teacher from Ferndale High School and Northwest Indian College.

Special Musical Guest – Checo Tohomaso
Checo Tohomaso has previously toured with Motown legend Marvin Gaye playing keyboards, percussion, and singing background vocals. He has performed with Lionel Richie and the Commodores, Celine Dion, New Kids on the Block, and Reba McEntire, among others. His current focus is to communicate the positive, healing qualities of soul music to as many people as possible. Checo has a goal of uniting people of different cultures and beliefs to deliver a message of love, joy, peace, hope and healing through singing. Checo selected four well-known songs to sing with audience participation —Everyday People, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, People Get Ready, and Love Train. We are extremely grateful for his contribution to the progression of this event.

Keynote Presentation – Terrance Morris
Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing by Terrance Morris, diversity advocate, founder of A Connection, co-facilitator of Black Lives Matter Bellingham, and Whatcom Human Rights Task Force Board director.

Open Mic Community Sharing
Share a poem, story, or song focused on diversity, human rights, or related issues. Presentations limited to three minutes or less, to leave time for others to share. Contact karlm@communityfood.coop to sign up.

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