County Ceremony Set for January 17, 2017

Contra Costa County invites you to join us for a very special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m.  Find out who our adult and student Humanitarians of the year will be, and prepare for a morning of thoughtful remarks from our keynote speaker, fabulous entertainment, and a memorable meal afterwards.

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During our January 2016 event, California High senior Davis Bullock was named Student Humanitarian of the Year, and thanked his parents, family and friends for their support over a challenging year in his young lifetime.  Davis has battled back from cancer, while helping others who might face the disease by fund raising and hosting a blood marrow matching event to gather new potential donors.
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Terri Porter, the force behind the "Visions of Success" program in the Mt. Diablo School District, was recognized as the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year.  Her goal has been to bring underserved youth the opportunity to see first hand what success in education and the workforce looks like, launching many onto paths they might not otherwise think possible.
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Dr. King inspired countless people around the world to imagine and pursue their dreams; we invite you to share your dream in a virtual dream "wall" online as part of the King Center's website.  Participate by visiting the "Share Your Dream" page of this site, and note your location as a Contra Costa County resident.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the wall in the lobby at 651 Pine Street!
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We invite you to watch prior ceremonies, including keynote addresses, entertainment and recognition of our Humanitarian and Student Humanitarian of the Year honorees. Please click here.

Don't forget to join us on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, for the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration.

We hope you were able to join in the 38th annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., last January.  

You can also watch this year's and prior year's ceremonies from the menu on the left.

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