39th Annual Commemoration Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
“Let Freedom Ring with Dignity, Learning, Love & Justice!”
Presented by: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unity Committee, City of Fresno, CA.
Los Angeles, Dec. 20, 2022
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“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Friday, January 13, 2023 - Garlanding Ceremony
Welcome by Mayor Jerry Dyer. Featuring Special Guest Superintendent Michele Cantwell-Copher, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in honor of M.L.K. This ceremony will also feature the FUSD BSU’s and King Elementary School Dancers. 11:45am-12:45 pm Courthouse Park off of VanNess/Tulare. Contact: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor (559) 435-2212 or Gail Gaston (559) 681-3140.
Friday, January 13, 2023 - Awards Program
Welcome by Council President Tyler Maxwell. Honorees: Educational Leadership Award, Retired Fresno County Superintendent Jim Yovino, Community Leadership Award, Tiffany Binion Mangum, Public Service Award, Clovis Police Chief Curt Fleming, and Les Kimber Community Service Award, Central Valley Black Nurses Association. 5:00 pm Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. Contact: Summer Gaston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - Clovis Police Department Community Breakfast 9:00 A.M. *NEW LOCATION*
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor. California Health Science University 2500 Alluvial Ave. Clovis, CA 93611
(Southwest corner of Temperance & Alluvial Avenues -- take CA-168 to Temperance Avenue, go north to Alluvial Ave.)
Tickets $5 each (Pre-Payment Required). Contact: Erin Ford-Horio (559) 324-2476 or email@example.com
Saturday, January 14, 2023 – West Fresno Ministerial Alliance Service
Service 6:00pm Westside Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2750 S. MLK Jr. Blvd, Fresno CA, 93706. Contact Pastor Bruce McAlister at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor BT Lewis email@example.com
4pm at Westside Church of God 1424 W. California Ave. Contact: Tiffany Mangum at CentralValleyGIN@gmail.com, Eric Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org proceeded this event will be a Candlelight Peace Vigil at 6:00 pm.
Sunday, January 15, 2023 – Candlelight Peace Vigil at 6:00 pm. at
Westside Church of God 1424 W. California Ave. This event will be held after the Gospel Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Contact: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor (559) 435-2212
Monday, January 16, 2023 – MLK Community March 9:15-10:45am
St. Johns Cathedral, 2814 Mariposa Ave, Fresno, CA 93721. Marchers will assemble at 9:30am. March begins at 10:00am, stops at City Hall then proceeds to Veterans Memorial Auditorium (2425 Fresno St.) where the program will conclude. Contact: James Lett III (559) 284- 6420
Monday, January 16, 2023 - Commemoration Program 11:00 A.M.
Veterans Memorial Auditorium 245 Fresno St. Join us in celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to community diversity and our enriched culture. Commemoration Program Keynote Speaker- Marc Philpart- California Black Freedom Fund. Contact: Terri Kimber Edwards (559) 908-0639 or email: Eric Payne at Eric.email@example.com.
Other M.L.K. Events happening throughout Fresno you may wish to attend...
Thursday, January 12, 8:00 am West Fresno Ministerial Alliance: Prayer Breakfast, Westside Church of God, 1424 W. California Ave., Fresno, CA 93706. Contact Pastor BT Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 15 9:30pm-midnight Countdown to King Concert & Rally. This is a free event at The Tower Theater. Contact: email@example.com.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. Fresno County Superintendent of Schools will have a M.L.K. Art, Essay and Speech Contest at Clovis Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Contact: Dr. Jeff Hunt (559) 246-4432.
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Fresno State Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. Presented from Fresno State African American Programs. 12:00pm-1:00pm, Fresno State Peace Garden. Contact Maria Williams 559- 278-4435.