Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most iconic voices in the history of civil rights and the pursuit of equality. His contributions to America and for the African-American community, specifically, cannot be overlooked and must be celebrated! For residents near Phoenix, there are a number of community-wide celebrations to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scroll down to find the MLK Day celebration nearest to you!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 Events in Peoria, AZ
On Tuesday, January 16 at 9:30 a.m., the city of Peoria will hold a Unity Walk. Community members are encouraged to meet at City Hall (8401 W. Monrow St.) for a short march toward Centennial Plaza (9875 N. 8th Ave.). At the conclusion of the march, there will be guest speakers honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Later that evening, following the Unity Walk, there will be a free lawn concert featuring Alex Boyé. Alex Boyé was named YouTube’s Cover Artist of the Year and is known for his legnedary “America’s Got Talent” performance. Check it out below!
“Both of my parents were born in Nigeria, and I lived there for several years of my early childhood. But even with that strong Nigerian background, I never focused on the African culture in any of my music before. As a singer and artist, I’ve always been this British guy who has lived in the U.S., recently became a citizen and so, in essence, I’m also African American. For years, my mother urged me to put some African influence into my music, but I kept insisting that it wasn’t a commercially viable genre.”
– Alex Boyé
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 Events near Phoenix
- 2018 MLK Awards and Scholarship Breakfast:
- Friday, January 12 – Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Festival:
- Monday, January 15 – Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N 3rd St., Phoenix
- Community Celebrating Diversity (CCD) Annual MLK Dinner:
- Tuesday, January 9 – Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale
- 20th Annual MLK Diversity Awards Breakfast:
- Monday, January 8 – Tempe Marriott at the Buttes, 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe
- Mesa MLK Parade:
- Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther Way & Center St, Mesa
- 23rd Annual Chandler Multicultural Festival:
- Saturday, January 13 – Downtown Library Courtyard, 22 S Delaware St, Chandler
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
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