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MLK Day

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:20:00
Article by:
Sam Felsing
The 2017 MLK Day commemorates Dr. King's unceasing dedication toward advancing civil rights. Photo via Google.
San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens has the third largest memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States. No wonder the city goes all out to honor him each year around his birthday!
   
The 2017 MLK festivities are hosted by the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation — NorcalMLk — and will take place Jan. 13?16. Throughout the long weekend, residents and visitors will be treated to, among other events, a lecture series contemplating Dr. King’s teachings; a Black Comix Arts Festival with activities for children; film screenings; cosplay and more; a music festival featuring poetry and songs; and a Liberation Film Festival, highlighting human-interest documentaries and short-format cinema.
   
Traditionally, the Monday of MLK Day kicks off with a Labor and Community Breakfast, where the city’s civic, community and political elite gather to honor Dr. King and discuss the collaboration between the labor and the civil rights movements. Following the breakfast, there is a 1.5-mile parade from the Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens.
   
Learn more at http://sfmlkday.org/.
 
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