City, TV Tacoma celebrate MLK holiday Jan. 21

Tacomans can celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream on Jan. 21 at the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration. Music, dance and dramatic performances will help Tacoma rejoice between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, 2727 E. D St.
Event goers can start their day with a complimentary continental breakfast at 10:30 a.m. and then enjoy multicultural music and dancing. This year’s theme is “Women of the Movement: Give Them a Standing Ovation” and speakers at the event include Rev. Leslie Braxton of Seattle’s Mount Zion Baptist Church, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg and Mayor Bill Baarsma.
TV Tacoma will broadcast the celebration live at 11 a.m. on the Web site and on cable channel 12 in Tacoma and on channel 21 in most areas of Pierce County. Participants are encouraged to bring a can of nonperishable food or monetary donations for the annual food drive. For more information about the event, call the Human Rights and Human Services Department at (253) 591-5151.