Martin Luther King, Jr. events happening around Las Vegas valley

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Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, but every year, the nation celebrates his birthday every year as a national holiday on the third Monday in January.

Dr. King led the civil rights movement from the mid-1950s to April 4, 1968, but his life was cut short when he was assassinated at age 39 in Memphis, Tenn.

This year, Dr. King will be remembered and honored on Monday, Jan. 21.  

Below is a list of events taking place in the Las Vegas valley:

Friday, January 18, 2019
What: MLK Technology Summit — Celebrating Minorities in Technology Summit & Business Showcase
Where: Zappos – Downtown Las Vegas
Contact: Duana Malone (702) 919-4357
Where: Zappos – Downtown Las Vegas
Public Business Showcase (1:00pm-3:00pm) 

Saturday, January 19, 2018
37th Annual MLK Scholarship Banquet
Where: The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Cost: $125.00 per person or $1250.00 per table of 10
When: Cocktails 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. / Program and Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Grand Marshals: City Councilman Cedric Crear, NLV Mayor Pro-Tem Pamela Goynes-Brown, Mr. Willie McTear, and Ms. Asha Jones
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Kevin Powell
Contact: Tonya Fortson (702) 525-6546 or Delois Reece (702) 232-2452

Sunday, January 20, 2019
What: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gospel Fest — Gospel Fest featuring local Las Vegas talent & special
Where: Victory Baptist Church — 500 W. Monroe, Las Vegas, NV
When: 3:30 p.m.
Guest M.C. Trinitee Stokes from the Disney Channel

Monday, January 20, 2019
What: The 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Where: Downtown Las Vegas
When: Line-up begins at 8:00 a.m. — Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
Grand Marshals:  City Councilman Cedric Crear, NLV Mayor Pro-Tem Pamela Goynes-Brown, Mr. Willie McTear, and Ms. Asha Jones
Entry fee to march in the parade:  $150.00
For more info contact:  (702) 374-3459 or Wendell Williams (702) 498-5888

Friday, January 25, 2019
What: Young Dreamers Awards Program
Where: Second Baptist Church
Location: 500 W. Madison Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106
When: 6:00 p.m.
For more info contact: KimTari Fortson-Cox (702) 524-6715

Saturday, January 26, 2019
What: Directions Breakfast and Parade Awards
Where: Ignited Praise Fellowship
Location: 3960 W. Craig Road, Ste. 115, N. Las Vegas, NV 89032
When: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $5.00
For more info contact: Debra Sumler (702) 234-7500

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