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24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration


Date : January 20, 2018 -
Time : 6:00pm
Location : MJC, East Campus
Address : 435 College Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
Description : The keynote speaker for the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration is Dolores Huerta, an influential labor activist and leader of the Chicano civil rights movement who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Modesto Junior College Performing Arts and Media Center Auditorium, 435 College Avenue in Modesto. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. The program celebrates the life and legacy of King and it is open to the public and admission is free.

Students of all ages are invited to participate in a special discussion with Dolores Huerta prior to the main event at 5:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre of the Performing & Media Arts Center, (entrance on the Stoddard Avenue side of the PMAC building).

The evening also features the presentation of the 2018 MLK Legacy Award to attorneys Jacq M. Wilson and Jacque Wilson, founders of the Advocates for Justice (AFJ) program which provides pro bono legal representation and assistance and fights for social, economic & criminal justice. AFJ has also aspired to motivate, inspire, and empower students to achieve academic excellence and make positive contributions at school, in their communities and world. AFJ’s Mentor Program was formed to substantially reduce suspensions and expulsions in Modesto City Schools, to eliminate disparities in education, and to put an end to the school-to-prison pipeline in our community.

The event winds up with a question and answer session with Huerta, who at 87 is still doing grassroots organizing, and is the subject of the new documentary film “Dolores” which is scheduled for an additional screening at the State Theatre in Modesto at 7 p.m. on January 24.
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