MLK Events

Concerts, museums, and talks recall the civil rights leader’s works.


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Photo by Bill Reitzel

A number of events are planned in the East Bay to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., In the Name of Love, features performances by local and national singers, including Tony Lindsay, Raz Kennedy, Tammi Brown, Clif Payne, and Tiffany Austin. At the event, an Oakland resident who has made a big difference in the community will be presented with the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award. Proceeds benefit the Living Jazz Children’s Project, a free music education program that Living Jazz provides to Oakland Title 1 public elementary schools. Sunday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., tickets TBA, Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, LivingJazz.org/mlktribute.

The Museum of the African Diaspora offers free admission and invites visitors to enjoy a day of performance and art inspired by King’s work. Monday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free, Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, San Francisco, MOADSF.org.

And Berkeley holds its annual MLK Jr. community breakfast, with speakers discussing this year’s theme “Where do we go from here — chaos or community?” Monday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m., kids $10, teens $15, adults $25, Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley, 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, BerkeleyMLKJrDay.org.

 

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