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Whidbey Community Martin Luther King, Jr. “Blessed Are the Peacemakers
January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration using interactive reading techniques will link the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968 with the contemporary Poor People’s Campaign. The 2020 Poor People’s Campaign readings will focus on the Chaplains on the Harbor, a Mission Station of the Diocese of Olympia located in Grays Harbor County. The Beloved Community of the Civil Rights, or Black Freedom Movement, found strength and inspiration from music that reflected the gospel music of the Southern African American churches. Our gathering will draw inspiration from this music.
As always, this annual Whidbey community Martin Luther King, Jr. event is especially significant as a community witness for inclusion, racial, and gender justice – a time to honor the best attributes and values of American society. Make this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday a day on, not a day off.