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; Oaktown Jazz Workshops; Together We Slam of Piedmont High School; and Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir. Speakers include the Honorable Barbara Lee, U.S. Congresswoman, 13th District of California; the Honorable Buffy Wicks, Assemblywoman, 15th District of California; the Honorable Bob McBain, Mayor of Piedmont; and Oakland’s Youth Poet Laureate Leila Mottley.
Piedmont Veteran's Memorial Hall
401 Highland Ave, Piedmont CA 94611