Monday, January 18, 2016 at 03:00 AM — 04:40 AM


ARLINGTON THEATER; 1317 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara will host its 9th annual city celebration program. The invocation will be delivered by Mark Richardson, Pastor, First United Methodist Church. The program will feature Dr. Broderick A. Huggins, Bishop, St. Paul Baptist Church and its mass choir, which was so inspirational and enthusiastically received last year . Also, featured will be Michael Downey, who will present a dynamic performing oratory of excerpts from Dr. King’s “The Other America”. Again offering their support will be comments from Congress woman, Lois Capps; California State Senate: Hannah-Beth Jackson; and Mayor, Helene Schneider

In an effort to continually engage our youth in understanding the legacy and life of Dr. King, the annual Es-say and Poetry Contest is promoted in schools throughout the greater Santa Barbara area. Chairperson,

Sojourner Kincaid Rolle will announce winners. First place elementary and first place secondary stu-dents will read their winning entries. Winners are selected by a diverse cross section of the community, with support by Cynthia Silverman, Director, Anti Defamation League. Youth from the Santa Barbara Dance Institute, under the direction of Rosalina Macisco, Founder and Artistic Director, will dance to song ti-tle, “We Acknowledge You” by Karen Clark Sheard. from her album, Heavens Are Telling.


1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101