Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy and Memory

Monday, January 21, 2019

Even now, a half century after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions toward developing a more equal society, one where all Americans have the opportunity to succeed, remain unmatched.

Each year, the Legislature honors his birthday with a Concurrent Resolution. I am proud to be a co-author of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 10 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019.

Today, I encourage you to give back to your community in his honor, and participate in a local event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

In his words, "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

As we remember the past, we must endeavor to use those lessons to inform the present and shape the future. I trust that you will do something meaningful to commemorate his legacy.

Here is a list of community events:

MLK Day of Community Service: A Day On, Not Off
Saturday, January 19, 2019
8 a.m. – Noon

McKinley School of the Arts
325 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

On the Saturday before the MLK Celebration (the official MLK Day of Service), it is our tradition to provide a local school with volunteers to help beautify the campus. Volunteers plant, clean up, and/or help with maintenance tasks. Afterwards, everyone enjoys lunch and entertainment provided by the students.

Martin Luther King Service, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Sunday, January 20, 2019
3:30 p.m

Metropolitan Church
2283 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001

MLK Holiday & Student Awards Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2019
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

McKinley School of Arts
325 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Student winners from the MLK Essay and Visual & Performing Arts contests are presented with awards, trophies and cash prizes. City Council representatives, PUSD officials, community leaders and volunteers congratulate the students.
8 – 9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast & Teach-in
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Celebration and Program (Lunch will be served immediately after program)
Keynote Speaker: K-Rahn Vallatine: Author, Mentor, Educator

Find more MLK Day volunteer opportunities here.