City of Coahcella to Partner with the City of Palm Springs on MLK Day

PALM SPRINGS — The Coachella Valley community is invited to join the City of Palm Springs Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee and the City of Coachella at a special outdoor remembrance ceremony celebrating the important accomplishments of the slain civil rights leader on Sunday, Jan. 16.

The 2 p.m. commemoration will be held outside at the Coachella Library, located at 1500 6th Street. This year’s theme is “Bridging the Communities of the Coachella Valley.” The program features a benediction from Deacon Martin Sullivan from Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella followed by a keynote speech from local attorney Anyse Smith. In addition, entertainment will be provided by singer Keisha D, Sol de mi Tierra Ballet Folklorico, and Norman and Sharon McKee will perform African Drums.

“The City of Palm Springs is proud to partner with the City of Coachella and their Library as we remember Dr. King and celebrate his extraordinary accomplishments,” said Jarvis Crawford, Chair of the City’s MLK Commemoration Committee. “This year we are working to make bridges with other local communities and we are excited to bring this important celebration of Dr. King’s legacy to the City of Coachella. Everyone is welcome to join us.”

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