Martin Luther King Day celebration set at Kukui Grove

Martin Luther King Jr. “Spirit of Peace” celebration to take place on Monday, January 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kukui Grove Center Stage.

In 1983, the third Monday in January was designated a federal legal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. King was a clergyman and Nobel laureate, one of the principal leaders of the American Civil rights movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent resistance to racial oppression.

This year’s celebration will feature Tod Walker, a performer who sings of peace and the evolution towards freedom in our time, Hawaiian Dance Artist Mauliola Cook, Pastor Don Wills, The Palmeiras with Hawaiian music, January Martinez offering spoken word and the Ineebz, a hip-hop and dancehall reggae group.

Na Kamalei School students will perform, Okinawan Drum Group “Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko” and the Governor and Mayors’ offices are also making presentations.

Tod Walker, DJ and Teen Program Director at KKCR Community Radio will serve as master of ceremonies.

The mission of this event is “to educate, inspire and celebrate” the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event is being facilitated by Juanita Powell and Anna

Bisson. For more information, please contact Juanita Powell at 742-7550 or Anna Bisson 821-9558.

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