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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration indoor event still on despite cancellation of outdoor plans

Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara has decided to cancel their outdoor events due to rain, but will continue their indoor event at the Arlington Theatre scheduled for Jan. 16 and starting at 11 a.m.

This year's theme is from a speech made by Dr. King in 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

The theme was selected for this years Essay and Poetry Program competition. The winners of this year and the recent past are listed online here.

A 90 minute presentation on Jan. 16 will feature Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, the Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at UC Santa Barbara.

“The synergy of this being the 16th annual celebration and that it falls on the 16th day, is one of some provenance after two-years in the virtual world, 2023 marks the return of the live event," said Board President Eo Brown.

Even if you are not able to attend the Jan. 16 event, you can still learn more, volunteer or donate to the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara by visiting their website here.

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