Antioch to hold 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration next Monday

The City of Antioch and the Antioch Unified School District, along with community partners and sponsors, will present the 6th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Celebration & Scholarship Awards in the Deer Valley High Theater, 4700 Lone Tree Way, on January 20th, 2014, at 1:00 PM.

Keynote Speaker, author Maggie Anderson has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BET News and CBS Morning News, among many other national television and radio shows. She has become the leader of a ‘conscious consumerism’ movement that supports quality black business and mainstream companies with substantive supplier diversity.

The celebration began in 2009 with then Antioch City Council Member Reggie Moore’s desire to celebrate Dr. King’s historical contributions, along with creating a scholarship program for high school and middle school students.  The tradition continues under the leadership of Mayor Wade Harper and partnership with the Antioch Unified School District, along with the support of business and community leaders.

This event is sponsored by the City of Antioch, Antioch Unified School District, CCC Supervisor Federal Glover, Republic Services, Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades and the Arts & Cultural Foundation of the City of Antioch.  For more information contact Diane Gibson-Gray, (925) 325-9897 or email

For more information about Ms. Anderson, click here.

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