Somerville January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

This year’s celebration will feature musical performances by El Sistema Somerville and the Somerville High School World Percussion Ensemble as well as readings from the winners of the annual student essay contest. Aba Taylor, a social justice education, facilitaror, and organizer, will give a keynote address.

About the Event::Monday, January 21, 2019 – 10:00am

LOCATION:East Somerville Community School 50 Cross St

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Health and Human Services Department and the Somerville Public Schools announce the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, to be held on Monday, January 21, 2019. The annual event will be held at the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., beginning at 10 a.m. The celebration will be emceed by Marcus Santos, and will feature musical performances by El Sistema Somerville and the Somerville High School World Percussion Ensemble, as well as readings by the winners of the student essay contest. A keynote address will be given by Aba Taylor, a social justice educator, facilitator and organizer.

This year the Somerville Human Rights Commission will hold a Winter Clothing Drive during the event. Attendees are invited to bring gently used or new winter clothes for school aged children. Donations will be distributed to the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative’s Clothing Closet.

The event is organized in cooperation with the City of Somerville’s Health and Human Services Department, Somerville Public Schools, and the Somerville Human Rights Commission.

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