Community members are invited to celebrate the teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the city of Davis’ annual observance, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission to the all-ages event, which is sponsored by the Davis Human Relations Commission, is free.
Monday’s is the 19th annual city-sponsored program honoring the slain civil rights leader. The program will feature keynote speaker Sujatha Baliga of the Bay Area talking about restorative justice, a dramatic presentation titled “Breaking the Silence, Again” and a panel discussion examining the high rates of incarceration of people of color, particularly African-American men.
Attendees will hear folk music performed by the Freedom Singers, who protested for civil liberties in Alabama during the ’60s. The event concludes about noon with the ceremonial Freedom March through downtown Davis.