Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
2012 King Holiday Events
January 06, 2012

Events at Stanford


Friday, January 13 
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Location: Tressider Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Drive
Cost: Free and Open to the Public


King Holiday Celebrates New Memorial on the National Mall.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute will celebrate the King Holiday by recognizing the dedication of the King Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and King's continuing legacy. Call to Conscience Awards will be presented to photojournalist and civil rights activist, Bob Fitch and cast memebers of "Passages of Martin Luther King," Ramzi Maqdisi, Aldo Billingslea, Aleta Hayes, and Chelsi Butler. Musical guests include Kim Nalley, Tammy Hall, members of Chicago Collective A Capplla Jessica Anderson, Garry Mitchell, Kadesia Woods and Tyler Brooks and jazz saxophonist Waveney Hudlin.
  King Institute Director Clayborne Carson will review the Institute’s activities and accomplishments in 2011. 

Click here for more information!


Local King Holiday Events
(stay tuned for more!)

Sunday, January 15
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

"Honoring Courageous Leadership and Compassion in the Face of Controversy"

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community and Interfaith Celebration will host special guest speaker, Dr. Emmett D. Carson, founder and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation at this years event. The Volunteer Community Interfaith Choir will perform, as well as students from Stanford University, Eastside College Prepatory School and Costano Elementary School.

For more information:

Monday, January 16
Time: 11:00AM- 3:00pm 
Location: Lyton Plaza
Emerson St. at University Ave.
Palo Alto CA

MLK Family Service Day
Please join the City of Palo Alto, The Y, Canopy, Break Through the Static, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center and Youth Community Service in celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  There will be various service project activity tables, live music, and an open mic featuring local community artists.

For more information email Alicia Gregory at

Monday, January 16
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Location: San Mateo CalTrain Station
385 First Avenue, San Mateo, CA

San Mateo County Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration.
The celebration starts with a pre-program of arts projects at 8:30 a.m. The celebration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m. and will recognize the 2012 Honorary Chairperson, Claire Mack, former Mayor of City of San Mateo and 2012 Honorary Group One East Palo Alto. Afterwards, participants can join up on the Freedom Train and head to MLK Day events in San Francisco.

For more information:

Monday, January 16
Time: Departs 8:30 AM
Location:  San Jose to San Francisco
Cost: $10/person

Ride the Freedom Train!

Train departs from San Jose with stops in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Mateo, carrying fellow celebrators to the San Francisco.

Purchase tickets in advance at the African-American Community Service Center in San Jose
Phone: (408) 861-5323


Monday January 16
Time: 8:00pm
Location: 90.3 FM KDFC

Listen in to 90.3 KDFC on Monday, January 16th at 8pm as they celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring a tape-delayed broadcast of Yo-Yo Ma and the Atlanda Symphony Orchestra, as well as choruses from Atlanta, including King's alma mater, Morehouse College. 


Monday, January 16
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ILWU Warehouse Union Hall, 99 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

"Keeping the Dream Alive through Peace, Justice and Non-Violence"
Come celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Oakland's longest continuing King Holiday celebration sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District, Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Center, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Rally Committee.

Speakers include author Belva Davis and Mayor Jean Quan.  Doors will open at 9:00 am for refreshments, Exhibits, and book signing.

For more information: Email or call Otis Sanders (510)798-5535 or Joan Suzio (510)684-1007.

Be sure to also check the National King Holiday Calendar for other events in your area!

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