By Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia,
Monday, Jan. 18 is the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with celebrations and service opportunities around West Contra Costa County. (See list below.)
Dr. King’s courageous struggle for civil rights and economic justice were powerful forces for change and empowerment for millions of people across the country and the world.
But his work must be carried on toward reducing poverty and achieving true equality for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. I’m deeply committed to these goals.
I hope you’ll join me in honoring the work and inspiration of Dr. King, as we continue to come together and advance his dream.
As Dr. King said: “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable … every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice.”
Here are some great events:
Monday, Jan. 18
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Richmond, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Black History Celebration at Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 3230 Macdonald Avenue/Richmond Civic Center. Speakers, meal, entertainment, prizes. Sponsored by the City of Richmond. $15 Tickets for sale in advance includes dinner, or pay $5 for non dinner ticket at the door. For more contact the Senior Center at 510-307-8087 or 510-620-6793.
This post first appeared on Supervisor Gioia’s email newsletter.
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