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19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March & Celebration ~ Springfield

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Name: 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March & Celebration ~ Springfield
Date: January 16, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM PST
Event Description:
A celebration recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through K-12 student entries of essays, speeches, poetry, and art. The theme for this year’s event is “Love Transforms Enemies into Friends.”
 
The Keynote Speakers for this event are speech contest winners Julian Lopez (First Place), Abigail Zimmerman (Second Place), and Joshua Hernandez (Third Place) all of Thurston High School.

About the MLK March & Celebration
The 19th annual MLK March and Celebration showcases the achievements and talents of local students. This free, family event is coordinated by Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect (SAfER, which is a program of Community Alliance of Lane County or CALC), Springfield Public Schools, the City of Springfield, and Willamalane Parks and Recreation District.
 
The annual event is also co-sponsored and supported by: Café Mam, Emerald Arts Foundation, Lane County Board of Commissioners, Oregon Community Credit Union, Papa’s Pizza, SELCO Community Credit Union, Springfield Education Foundation, Springfield Education Association, and Terese’s Place.
Location:
March starts at Springfield Justice Center
230 4th Street
Springfield, OR 97477

Followed by a Celebration
Springfield High School
875 7th Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Date/Time Information:
March: 1:30 pm
Celebration: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:
All community members and visitors are invited and encouraged to attend this free event.
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