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Newsfront - January 18, 2008

County celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors held its 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration and Humanitarian of the Year Award Program on Tuesday. The event focused on the theme "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work," to inspire collective advocacy for civil liberties, social justice, peace and non-violence.

Keynote speakers at the ceremony were Alan Wang, television anchor for ABC 7 News, KGO-TV; H. Abram Wilson, mayor of the city of San Ramon; and attorney John L. Burris.

Schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will be closed Monday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Also, an interfaith service, the Martin Luther King Convocation for World Peace, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, at the Wesley Center at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd. in Alamo. It will have speakers from Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Christian traditions, and the participants will pray together for peace.


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