Archived News Release from 2006
For Immediate Release
2006 Martin Luther King Commemoration Culminates with Redwood City Candlelight Vigil
Redwood City, CA - January 17, 2006
- For nearly two decades, the Redwood City Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee has organized annual community events in honor of Dr. King’s struggle for justice and peace, in order to bring his ideals to life in today’s society. The commemoration of 2006 marks a special milestone, as Redwood City joined with other communities to help bring Dr. King’s important messages to a new generation, to carry forward his legacy of seeking equality among all people, to bridge cultural differences, and to celebrate the bountiful diversity of our community.
To culminate this year’s commemoration, Redwood City will present a special candlelight vigil honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Rosa Parks: “Remembering our Past; Reflecting on Our Future.” The vigil will be held at St. Peter 's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton Street in Redwood City from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm, and will remind us of Dr. King’s and Mrs. Parks’ great struggles, and commemorate their lives and their dedication to equality and justice. Their messages will be heard through the poetry, rap, and songs of youth from our community. Earlier in the day, Redwood City will present an after-school showing of "Mighty Times: the Legacy of Rosa Parks," to help our youth understand and connect with the life and legacy of Mrs. Parks.
More information on the candlelight vigil honoring Dr. King and Mrs. Parks is available by calling 650-780-7510.
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Human Services Manager