Island to celebrate MLK Day on Jan. 20

An afternoon of performances will honor the visionary work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Courtesy Photo).

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Courtesy Photo).

Islanders can celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the national holiday named in his honor, at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Vashon Center for the Arts.

This will be the second year in a row that the celebration — long-held on Vashon — will take place at the arts center.

The afternoon will include a number of speakers, presentations and performances, all aimed at remembering the visionary work of King and contextualizing his messages in light of today’s socio-political issues.

Trish Dziko, co-founder and executive director of Technology Access Foundation, and Karen Dhaliwal, director of development at the Freedom Project, will speak.

Just Speak, a student group using spoken word as a vehicle to examine identity and social justice, will perform, along with local singer Alexandrea Davis and Wes Brenner, musician and Vashon High School graduate.

The afternoon will be hosted by poet, performer and teaching artist, Daemond Arrindell. Student art from Chautauqua Elementary School and The Harbor School, inspired by King’s work, will be exhibited in VCA’s lobby.

More information on the presenters and afternoon can be found at vashoncenterforthearts.org. Tickets to the event are $5. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m., with the presentation taking place from 4 to 5 p.m. in VCA’s Kay White Hall. Food, conversation and community-building will follow in VCA’s lobby, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.




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