The Coachella Valley community is invited to join the City of Palm Springs
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee and the City of Coachella at
a special outdoor remembrance ceremony celebrating the important
accomplishments of the slain civil rights leader on Sunday, Jan. 16.

The 2 p.m. commemoration will be held outside at the Coachella Library, located at
1500 6th Street. This year’s theme is “Bridging the Communities of the Coachella
Valley.” The program features a benediction from Deacon Martin Sullivan from Our
Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella followed by a keynote speech from
local attorney Anyse Smith. In addition, entertainment will be provided by singer
Keisha D, Sol de mi Tierra Ballet Folklorico, and Norman and Sharon McKee will
perform African Drums.

“The City of Palm Springs is proud to partner with the City of Coachella and their
Library as we remember Dr. King and celebrate his extraordinary
accomplishments,” said Jarvis Crawford, Chair of the City’s MLK Commemoration
Committee. “This year we are working to make bridges with other local communities
and we are excited to bring this important celebration of Dr. King’s legacy to the
City of Coachella. Everyone is welcome to join us.”