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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at Events Across the District

Friday, January 17, 2020
Mayor Bowser to March with Martin Luther King III in DC’s 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

(Washington, DC) – This weekend, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events across the District.

Today, at 6 pm, Mayor Bowser will join Washington Hebrew Congregation for its annual interfaith MLK Shabbat service, which will honor Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund.

On Monday, January 20, at 8:30 am, Mayor Bowser will kick off Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the National Action Network’s (NAN) 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast. Each year, NAN commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a breakfast in Washington, DC to honor King’s legacy and celebrate the work being done to carry on his dream.

Mayor Bowser will then march with Martin Luther King Jr. III and his family in the District’s 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, marking the first time a member of the King family has marched in DC’s MLK Day Parade. This annual parade began in 1979 when it was first organized by Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene, Dr. Calvin W. Rolark, and former Ward 8 Councilmember Wilhelmina J. Rolark. This year’s theme is “Count Me, Count My Vote.”

When:
Friday, January 17, at 5:30 pm
Washington Hebrew Congregation MLK Shabbat Service

Monday, January 20
NAN Breakfast: 8:30 am
MLK Day Parade: 11 am

Where:
MLK Shabbat Service
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street, NW
*Bus Lines: N4, N6*

NAN Breakfast
Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro Stations: Farragut North and Farragut West Stations*

MLK Day Parade
Anacostia Park
Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro Station: Anacostia Station*

Press interested in attending either event is asked to RSVP to [email protected].