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City of Seattle presents MLK Jr. Unity Day featuring Ijeoma Oluo
City of Seattle presents MLK Jr. Unity Day featuring Ijeoma Oluo

Seattle-based writer and author Ijeoma Oluo leads a timely discussion on race in our country as she delivers the keynote at the City of Seattle's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day celebration. She honors the legacy of Dr. King's work as she refers to the night as a "celebration deferred," and states "We will celebrate when the work is done." This night honors the legacy of Dr. King, while recognizing that his work has been passed down to each of us.

Speakers and performances: 

Seatown All-Stars

Isiah Anderson, Master of Ceremonies 

Matt Remle, Lakota Activist 

The Star-Spangled Banner, Teen Summer Musical 

Black National Anthem, First AME Choir 

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, City of Seattle, Dist. 2 

Jennifer Samuels, Seattle Information Technology 

Steve Sneed, Seattle Center

Marta Idowu, Seattle Human Rights Commission 

Salute to Greatness Awardees:

Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribal Council

Larry Gossett, Former Councilmember, King County 

Bruce Harrell, Former Council President, City of Seattle 

Ijeoma Oluo, Writer/Speaker


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