City Of San Leandro City Of San Leandro City of San Leandro
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San Leandro, CA 94577
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City of San Leandro Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21st with Oratorical Festival and Poetry Slam 2019
Contact : Donte Watson    510-577-3473

SAN LEANDRO, CA: Mayor Pauline Cutter and the City of San Leandro invites the community to attend the City’s annual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event commemorates the birthday of this great American leader and his lifelong work toward equality and peace.  This year’s event will be held at the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 E 14th Avenue, and includes entertainment, student oratory, and a community discussion (hosted by Unity in the Community).  Light refreshments and crafts for kids will also be provided, with free admission for all who wish to attend.

“It’s always a pleasure to bring the community together in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, now in its 33rd year after being recognized as a national holiday in 1986. This day has also now become a day of celebration for us as a San Leandro tradition with our Oratorical Festival,” said Mayor Cutter. “I encourage everyone to join us on January 21st this year to help celebrate Dr. King’s enduring legacy.”

Students enrolled in grades three to 12 that attend San Leandro schools were invited to apply to participate in the oratorical contest and poetry slam. Participating students are eligible to win gift card prizes in their grade category and receive a Certificate of Participation. Entry forms for interested applicants are available at for the first 25 applicants. All applications for participation must be submitted by Monday, January 14, 2019.

This event is in collaboration with Unity in the Community and cosponsored by the San Leandro Optimist Club. For more event information, contact Donté Watson with the Recreation and Human Services Department at 510-577-3473.

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