Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with Dr. Tommie Smith

January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018

9:00 am To 10:30 am

SGI-USA World Peace Ikeda Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Free, Family Friendly

(818) 207-3934

Event Description

The 2018 theme is “Never Lose Hope: Unity Wins.” Keynote speaker will be Dr. Tommie Smith Gold Medallist, Games of XIX Olympiad, Mexico City 1968 and faculty member at Santa Monica College for 27 years. Program includes music, entertainment and student awards.

Admission is free and free parking is available at 1212 7th Street (enter behind 7-Eleven store–Wilshire at 7th Street).

Community Involvement Fair –10:30 to Noon following the celebration at St. Monica’s Church – Grand Pavilion, 701 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403. Community organizations will meet with attendees and provide informational materials. Refreshments provided and also door prizes. Optional: please bring a pair of new socks to donate to The People Concern (

Also, please join us for a weekend of other events celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The flyer for these events and others for this year’s celebration can be found at

The 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Celebrations is presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition and is sponsored by the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica College Associates, SGI-USA, Rand Corporation, City TV, Santa Monica Library and a variety of other individuals, organizations and corporate contributors.

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