In the Spirit of MLK, Jr.

Jan 12, 2016

Martin-Luther-King-620x480Information below—regarding events celebrating and embodying the philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.—is thanks to Pasadena MLK Community Coalition:

Saturday, January 16, 2015 @ 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
MLK Day of Service:  A Day On, Not Off
Hamilton Middle School
2089 Rose Villa Street | Pasadena, CA  91107

Description: On the Saturday before the MLK Day of Service, it is our tradition to provide a local school with volunteers to help beautify the campus. We will plant flowers, clean up, and do several maintenance tasks. Afterwards, we will enjoy a nice lunch and entertainment from the students from the school. This is a cooperation between Martin Luther King Community Coalition and Pasadena Unified School District and the school principal.


Day of Service, 2014. Photo: Pasadena MLK Comm. Coalition

Day of Service, 2014. Photo: Pasadena MLK Comm. Coalition


Sunday, January 17, 2016 @ 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Service
Metropolitan Baptist Church
2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave. | Altadena, CA  91001

Description: The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Pasadena presents its 2016 edition of the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Service,” featuring local pastors. The event is hosted by Rev. Tyrone L. Skinner from Metropolitan Baptist Church. The Ministerial Alliance, a fellowship of more than thirty local pastors and ministers who are spiritual leaders in the community, has been sponsoring these annual local celebrations since the first year after Dr. King’s death in 1968.

For more information, visit


Monday, January 18, 2016 @ 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Student Awards
Jackie Robinson Park
1081 North Fair Oaks Ave. | Pasadena, CA 91103

  • 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.:  Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.:  Teach-in
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:  King Holiday Celebration and Program
  • 12:30 p.m.:  Lunch

Description: The Martin Luther King Community Coalition, Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, and Aspires West of Pasadena in conjunction with the city of Pasadena, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Gamma Lambda chapter presents the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday breakfast and celebration.

Families, friends, community members, local and state political leaders will be in attendance as student finalists are presented awards for their participation in the MLK Community Coalition Essay and Art Contest. This free event features guest speakers, music, food, arts and crafts for kids, and is the culminating ceremony of the 2016 MLK Holiday Celebration events.

For more information, send an email to




Kidspace honors Martin Luther King, Jr. for the whole weekend during its Cultural Diversity Days:

Martin Luther King Jr.’s mission was to break down the walls of segregation and unite the people of America. This MLK Weekend, Kidspace will honor the great legacy he left behind by celebrating a variety of culture with performances and activities from all over the world.

Create your own Russian nesting dolls, participate in a Brazilian carnival procession, get messy in our grape stomping pool, decorate your arm with Indian henna, and much more.

Cultural Diversity Days
Saturday, Jan. 16 – Monday, Jan. 18
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena 91103
For complete details, visit
Or call 1.626.449.9144




MLK Sunday at All Saints Church (all information below thanks to

Ed Bacon will preach “Dr. King’s Jailhouse Values” at 7:30, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m.

During the 10:15 a.m. Adult Education Hour choose from:

  • “Actualizing the Beloved Community” with Ana Cecelia Perez and Dr. Jim Turner in the Rector’s Forum
  • “He Lives in Each of Us” with Rick Thyne in Sweetland Hall
  •  “Dr. King’s Legacy and the Transformative Power of Theater” with Sheldon Epps and Joan Williams in the Guild Room

And then, Sunday afternoon from 1–3:30 p.m.: “Change Over Time: Racism and Civil Rights in the 21st Century.”

Speakers include Patricia Coulter, former President and CEO of the Urban League in Philadelphia and Brian Biery, long-time Pasadena community organizer.

Zelda Kennedy will offer the Invocation. The program includes a delicious Soul Food Lunch. Suggested donation is $10.00 | Sponsored by COLORS.

To RSVP call Edna at 1.626.298.5681

It’s going to be a rich, full Martin Luther King Sunday at All Saints Church! For more information on these or any other upcoming events call 626.796.1172 or visit

All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena 91101.







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