Presented by Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) and the City of
January 21st, 2019; 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm,
doors open at 11:30
Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech put forth a soaring vision for racial inclusion and justice. Yet in lesser known sermons and letters, King was pointed in his belief that to create a truly just and inclusive American society, we must all work to eradicate poverty. For Piedmont’s 22nd annual MLK Day Celebration, we honor King’s anti-poverty legacy. King believed that any struggle for justice must eliminate poverty. "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny,” he wrote. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
The program will feature inspiring performances by the Black Sheroes of Young Gifted and Black; Oakland Jazz Workshops; Together We Slam of Piedmont High School; and Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir. Invited speakers include the Honorable Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent and Oakland’s Youth Poet Laureate Leila Mottley.
Piedmont Veteran's Memorial Hall
401 Highland Ave, Piedmont CA 94611