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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating our county's namesake

An image of Martin Luther King Jr.

King County will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy on Thursday, January 11th, 2024. This event will be in-person. The theme and accompanying quote for our 2024 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration are:

Theme: Passing the torch, continuing the journey

Quote: “The task is not done. The journey is not complete. We can and we must do more.” – Martin Luther King III

Event viewing details and information:

King County Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Day: Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm

Location: Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall

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2024 Livestream

King County Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration from King County TV on Vimeo.

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Orders for the 2024 calendar are closed and new orders are not being accepted at this time.

Hamdi is a prominent leader in the Puget Sound region, who has over 20 years of experience working with the African Diaspora immigrant and refugee community. She is a co-founder of ACHD and a former educator with degrees from Lafoole University and George Mason University. She is a member of the Community Café Collaborative, the Communities of Concern Commission, WA Dept of Commerce Rental Assistance & Homeless System Performance Measures Steering Committee, and King County Parks Healthy Communities & Parks Fund Commission. Hamdi is a proud recipient of King County Council’s MLK Jr Medal of Distinguished Service, as well as Congressman Adam Smith's Champion of Justice award in recognition of her contribution to the communities of the 9th Congressional District. Hamdi also received South King County Council's Human Services Equity and Social Justice award for exemplary community leadership and advocacy. Hamdi is polylingual (English, Somali, Arabic, and Italian) and a Somali-language poet.