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24th Annual City of Davis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The 24th annual City of Davis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will take place on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second Street.  The event is free and community members are encouraged to attend. The celebration will feature presentations and music to help commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dr. King for civil rights, peace and nonviolence.

Attendees will be treated to performances by Afrovibes, children of the Parents of African American Children Davis group reading the I have a Dream speech, reflections by Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu, a keynote guest and entertainment by well-known local musician Dick Holdstock and the Davis Freedom Singers. The singers freedom songs before leading attendees in a symbolic “Freedom March” through downtown Davis.  The program is slated to last one hour and fifteen minutes with the Freedom March following directly after. The march will end at the E Street Plaza.

The program is presented by the City of Davis Human Relations Commission and the City of Davis. The program will be recorded by Davis Media Access for later viewing.

For more information about the event, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 530-757-5602 or