Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration in El Cerrito
Monday, January 15, 2018
The City of El Cerrito, St. Peter Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the El Cerrito Branch NAACP, and the West Contra Costa County Unified School District are proud to sponsor the 29th Annual El Cerrito Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.
The theme this year is: "Keeping the Dream Alive – Resilient in our Resistance."
This year will mark a TWO DAY EVENT beginning with a FREE film screening of the award winning documentary "Gina's Journey: The Search for William Grimes" by local Speaker, Author & Storyteller Regina E. Mason on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The film screening will take place at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater, 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito at 4:00 p.m.
On January 15, 2018, the City will celebrate the 19th Annual MLK Celebration with a parade and rally beginning at El Cerrito City Hall.
Individuals and groups are welcome to help make parade signs, march in the parade, and attend the rally. Join your friends and neighbors at the longest running MLK Celebration in the Bay Area!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Sunday, January 14, 2018 FREE! FILM SCREENING
Award-winning "Gina's Journey: The Search for William Grimes" (Producer Sean Durant; Executive Producer Regina Mason) by Regina Mason 4:00 p.m.
**PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE!**
El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater
540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito
Monday, January 15, 2018 29th Annual Parade and Rally
Join the Parade
8:30 a.m. - Gather at City Hall Plaza (Manila Ave at San Pablo Ave)
10:00 a.m. - March to El Cerrito High School (540 Ashbury Ave)
Rally and program
Rally will begin at 11:00 a.m. at El Cerrito High School
Performing Arts Theater
Doors open by 10:30 a.m.
For more information, or to get involved, please contact event coordinator Patricia Durham at (510) 234-2518 or Kristen Cunningham, Senior HR Analyst, at (510) 215-4304.
Donate! You can also support this annual event by making an online donation to the City of El Cerrito to support the El Cerrito Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.
Visit the Photo Gallery to see pictures from previous years' celebrations