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2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

MLK 2014

Come celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King through music, dance, and a celebration of our community with an inspirational message from our keynote speaker, Talib Kweli.

Hip Hop as a Tool for Social Activism: For over 15 years, Talib Kweli has been a king of New York hip-hop who has an expansive international audience. Performing all over the world with unique style and an unequaled dedication to his music, Kweli has worked with artists as diverse as Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Common, The Roots, Norah Jones, Mos Def, KRS-One and many more. Recording with other world famous musicians or alone on the mic, Kweli gives both the long-time fan and the uninitiated an unforgettable experience. Weaving the lyrical and the gritty, the autobiographical with an honest, no-holds-barred hip-hop spirit, Kweli sticks fiercely to what feels true to him.

      2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

            with keynote speaker Talib Kweli and performances by local students.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
            Doors open at 6:00pm
Program begins at 6:30pm
Lynnwood Convention Center

Join Us! Free Event



ASL and Spanish translation is available. For other accommodations, call Julie Moore at 425-670-5023 or email jmoore@ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

Please feel free to distribute the MLK Celebration 2014 Flyer.

For several years, the City of Lynnwood, Edmonds Community College, and Edmonds School District have worked collaboratively to sponsor the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to bring Lynnwood a positive celebration that encourages mutual understanding and respect for our growing and changing community. This year’s sponsors include the City of Lynnwood, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds School District, Central Washington University, Hampton Inn and Suites, NAACP of Snohomish County and Communities of Color Coalition. 

Other Local Events

Brown Bag Lecture with Talib Kweli
Edmonds Community College
Black Box Theatre
20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:30pm