Spokane's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Committee has announced the following MLK events:
- Jan. 14, 6 to 8 p.m.—Hear the Dream, Feel the Hope: A Musical Celebration, Calvary Baptist Church, 203 E. Third Ave.
- Jan. 15, 4 to 6 p.m.—Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebrationwith guest speaker Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Thurston, pastor, New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, president, National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. International. Holy Temple Church, 806 W. Indiana Ave.
- Jan. 16, 10 a.m.–Annual Unity Marchat INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
- Jan. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.—Community Resource Fair, River Park Square, first and second floors, andChildren's Learning Resource Fairat the STA Bus Plaza, second floor.
- Jan. 16, noon to 1 p.m.—I Have a Dream, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Health Education Center in the lower level. Rev. Percy Happy Watkins' delivery of Dr. King's famous speech.
- Jan. 16, 3 to 4 p.m. —I Have a Dream, Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, 101 W. Eighth Ave., Mother Joseph Room. Rev. Percy Happy Watkins' delivery of Dr. King's famous speech.
Which of these will you be attending?
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.