King County and its employees will host its annual celebration honoring the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrating his vision of an America offering opportunity for all on Thursday, January 17.
The public is invited to join King County employees at the historic 5th Avenue Theater in downtown Seattle for the free event.
Speakers at the celebration will include King County Executive Dow Constantine, who will give the keynote address, and County Council Chair Larry Gossett.
The celebration will include musical performances by The Sound of the Northwest, and opera soloist Cheryse McLeod Lewis, along with the MLK Employee Singers. The event will also feature the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Essay Award ceremony, sponsored by the King County Civil Rights Commission.
The 5th Avenue Theater is accessible. Sign language interpretation will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations will be provided upon advance request. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Paula Harris-Whitein the Department of Executive Services at 206-263-2444.