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Dr Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration

January 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Premieres on
Jan. 17
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.
The City will present a virtual format of the awards and celebration that will premiere on
multiple platforms. The 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/TacomaVenuesEvents on Monday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m.
The City’s Events and Recognitions Committee will honor Gail Neal with the Lifetime Service
Award, Latasha Ware with the Emerging Leader Award, and Mayor Woodards will present
Special Recognitions to Candace Wesley, and posthumously to Tracie L. Davis during the event.
This year’s event theme is “Hope & Healing.” The program will highlight the present and the
future of Dr. King’s impacts on the community and will feature local performers and speakers
who work and volunteer to ensure the 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 Count

Media & Communications



Tacoma Dome | Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality | Tacoma Creates | Special Events


January 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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