This year, Pasadena will honor Martin Luther King Day with an entire day of celebration at the Robinson Park Recreation Center.
By Briony James
Presented by the Pasadena Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition, on Monday, January 15, the day will begin with a Teach-In “Defining and Living the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King.” The program at the Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 North Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena, will begin at 10:00 am. It will feature keynote speaker Treaval CW Lynch, an author and Self-Worth specialist. Over 200 elementary, middle, and high school students submitted entries in the essay and visual arts contests for this year’s celebration.
The Teach-In represents a chance for attendees to gain inspiration from examples of how King’s ideas are put into action in our community today. The session will be presented by PUSD employees. Dr. King’s legacy goes beyond the passage of specific legislation and encompasses his vision for humanity. Dr. King, inspired by his faith, points toward a new, different kind of America.
Dr. Jacqueline Jacobs, President of the Martin Luther King Community Coalition, said,
Raised in Alabama during times of discrimination and segregation and attending Dr. King’s church in Montgomery as a college student, his message of civil rights and justice left a profound impression with me. In Pasadena, as part of the campaign to set Dr. King’s birthday as a national holiday, led to the importance of celebrating King Day to encourage in keeping his legacy alive.”
All are welcome. For more information, call the Coalition at (626)794-9031 or email PasadenaMLK.email@example.com.
2024 MLK Day Celebration Monday, January 15 10:00 am Location Robinson Park Recreation Center 1081 North Fair Oaks Ave.
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