CHICO, Calif. - Chico's traditional celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Sunday.
The event will kick off with a Rally at the Chico City Plaza at 2:30 p.m., followed by a march through downtown led by the children with their homemade banners and posters.
The theme for the 2020 celebration is from the last book written by Dr. King, "Where Do We Go From Here - Chaos or Community?" The book was published just months before his assassination in 1968.
The march will end with an inspirational program at Trinity United Methodist Church, E. 5th & Flume Streets, at 4 p.m. Aftward, a shared community dinner will happen at the Church Social Hall.
The Rally features a multi-generational panel discussion on Environmental Justice with Cc Mahar from the Politically Active Teen Club at Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, Ali Meders-Knight, Tribal Liaison for the 2018 Farm Bill for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe, and Steven Marquardt of Sunrise Movement Chico.
In addition to the Panel, the Rally will offer performances by two children's groups, one drumming and one singing, plus high-spirited rap and a dance performance.
This is a free family event and all community members are invited.