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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Premiering on January 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 11, 2021

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Premiering on January 18

 

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards recognizes excellence in community service activities carried out by an individual, organization or group, and seeks to encourage similar efforts by others who may want to serve in the community. These awards are presented each year during the City of Tacoma’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. 

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City will present a virtual format of the awards and celebration that will be premiered on multiple platforms. The new format will highlight this year’s awardees and feature local performers. The event will premiere on TV Tacoma, tvtacoma.com, and will be streamed live on Facebook at facebook.com/cityoftacoma on Monday, January 18, at 8 PM.

 

The City’s Events and Recognitions Committee will honor Alicia Mathurin with the Lifetime Service Award, Joy S. Wilde with the Emerging Leader Award, and Mayor Victoria Woodards will present a Special Recognition to Shalisa Hayes during the event.

 

This year’s event theme is “Collective Voices/Collective Hope.” The program will highlight the present and the future of Dr. King’s impacts on our community and will feature local performers and speakers who work and volunteer to ensure our community represents equity and hope.

 

TV Tacoma can be viewed on both the Click! (via Rainier Connect) and Comcast Cable systems.

 

On Click! (via Rainier Connect)


High definition on channel 512 in Tacoma and Pierce County

Standard definition on channel 12 in Tacoma and Pierce County

Standard definition on channel 21 in University Place

 

On Comcast


High definition on channel 321 in Tacoma and Pierce County

Standard definition on channel 12 in Tacoma

Standard definition on channel 21 in Pierce County

Not available in University Place

 

For more information about the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, visit cityoftacoma.org/mlk, email MLK@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 573-2523.

 

 

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