Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday which honors the life of the slain civil rights leader. King was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.
As the MLK holiday is celebrated throughout the nation, Fresno continues to celebrate and acknowledge the slain Civil Rights Leader and the principles he lived by daily.
Here are key events happening the rest of the weekend in Fresno, CA:
Saturday, Jan. 13
Community breakfast: “Living the Dream for All, Every Day in Every Way,” with keynote speaker Vong Mouaoutoua, city of Clovis council member. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m., program begins at 9:45 a.m. at Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, 808 Fourth St. Tickets are $5 with a canned food donation. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/events/2028658864045997.
Sunday, Jan. 14
Thematic exploration program: 3 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church, 2377 S. Ivy Ave. The event focuses on King’s life as a pastor and his service to all people. Details: 559-512-9836.
Monday, Jan. 15
March: 9:15-10:30 a.m. from St. John’s Catholic Church, 2814 Mariposa St., to Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. Marchers assemble at 9 a.m. Commemoration program follows the conclusion of the parade at City Hall. Details: 559-284-6420, 559-940-2159, 559-681-3140.
Commemoration program: 11 a.m.-noon at Fresno Convention Center, 848 M St. The program includes guest speakers, cultural dancers and singing to celebrate the community’s diversity. Details: 559-621-1520.