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Numerous activities are planned during January, all of which are designed to encourage all ages, ethnicities, cultures, races and genders to participate and to focus on fulfilling a dream.


For general event information, contact Dr. Gene Blue or Betty lou Long at 602-254-5081 or email arizonacat13(at)azoic.org. Check back for updates to the schedule of events.


January 18 - January 20

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "Life's most persistent and urgent questions is 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that questions by coming together during the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Check back for a list of locations and activities.


MLK YOUTH CELEBRATION:  Self-Creation: The Brand Called You

9:00am-4:00pm Saturday, Jan 18 @ Phoenix College, 12th Avenue & Thomas

This event , presented by Phoenix College NAACP/Black Studen Union, offers workshops and enrichment, youth networking, educational displays and entertainment.

For more information or to be involved as a vendor, volunteer or entertainer, contact Billy Ramsey at 480-225-2808 or issimdark(at)hotmail.com.



6:00pm Sunday, Jan 19 @ Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 14th Street & Jefferson

Youth from across the Valley are brought together to participate in the Candlelight Mass Choir which culminates in a truly unforgettable Gospel experience. The youth are recognized not only throught musical voices but instrumental prowess, dance, recitations and more. Various guest speakers are featured and scholarship recipients recognized.



9:00am Monday, Jan 20 @ Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 14th Street & Jefferson

Arizona citizens – young, old, of all nationalities and of varying Valley organizations – take part in a march symbolic of King's 1968 march. Led by many City officials, including the Governor and Mayor. The March starts at Pilgrim Rest baptist Church and culminates at Margaret T. Hance Park for a Festival. Click here for March route



10:00am-4:00pm Monday, Jan 20 @ Margaret T. Hance Park, 3rd Street & Moreland

The MLK March culminates at Margaret T. Hance Park for a Festival where the life of Dr. King and historical civil rights events are remembered and celebrated. Different cultures interact through numerous vendors, entertainment, cuisine and a health fair. For more information on the March and Festival, please contact Lanette Campbell at 623-282-1555 or info@azmlk.org.


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