County's Humanitarians of the Year to be recognized at Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony | News | DanvilleSanRamon.com |

News

County's Humanitarians of the Year to be recognized at Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony

Annual event to celebrate the life and legacy of iconic civil rights leader

Fifty-two years have passed since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and to commemorate the life of the civil rights leader, Contra Costa County is set to host a free community event recognizing two special residents who best exemplify King's life and legacy.

At the 42nd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Event, county officials will honor Contra Costa's two Humanitarians of the Year -- adult humanitarian Tamisha Walker from Richmond and student humanitarian Christina Mazzi, a senior at Concord High School.

“Contra Costa County welcomes the public to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to help us recognize a Humanitarian and a Student Humanitarian whose service had a significant impact on their communities,” Board of Supervisors Chair Candace Andersen said in a statement. “In Dr. King’s words, ‘Everybody can be great, because everyone can serve.’ We honor those who serve with distinction and grace.”

Set to be recognized at a special ceremony on Jan. 21, the event’s theme is “We Are All in This Together” and will feature keynote speaker, Bisa French, interim police chief of the Richmond Police Department. French has both African American and Latina heritage and is the first woman of color to lead the department.

The afternoon will include entertainment from students from Contra Costa School of Performing Arts along with soloist Linda Jackson and a free buffet lunch.

The 42nd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Event will be held Jan. 21, starting at 11 a.m. in Contra Costa County’s Board Chambers, 651 Pine St., Martinez.

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


All your news. All in one place. Every day.

A favorite restaurant closes its doors
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 2,484 views

Premarital and Couples: Here Be Dragons!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,237 views