Jan 13, 2015 8:48 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The MLK Unity Group of Chico will present "Til Justice Rolls Down" on Sunday, January 18th. It's the theme for the annual celebration honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The event kicks off at 3 p.m. with a rally at the Chico City Plaza, followed by a march through downtown Chico.
The festivities will continue at 4 p.m. with an inspirational program and a celebratory dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 5th Street at Flume.
A mix of music and drama is planned, featuring community members of all ages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Attorney Sergio C. Garcia, the first undocumented immigrant authorized to practice law in the U.S. is one of the scheduled speakers.
Themes for the program will carry forward the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, with organizers saying that that the work begun so long ago continues into the present ... with a need to address the pressing issues of our time .
"With people protesting in the streets, and young people demanding justice for all, a new civil rights movement is rising. I'm thrilled that this year's Chico celebration of Dr. King is part of this movement for justice, inspiring action," said Emily Alma, Coordinator of MLK UNITY Group.
The celebration is co-sponsored by: MLK Unity Group, Chico Peace & Justice Center, Second Baptist Church, Rhema Word of Faith, Trinity United Methodist Church, and CSU's Cross Cultural Leadership Center.
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