Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a Day of Service
Sammamish is located in King County, named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Where we live, every day should be a remembrance of Dr. King's life of service to humanity. In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a U.S. federal holiday in honor of King after years of campaigning by many including activists, members of Congress, and Dr. King's wife Coretta Scott King. Observed on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first celebrated in 1986.
National Day of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday recognized as a national day of service. Dr. King exemplified the meaning of service, community, and empowerment. In recognition of the national holiday, and in honor of King’s contributions of service, we invite you to join us this MLK National Day of Service to help beautify East Sammamish Park. Give back to your community and connect with our diverse community while learning about native plants and wildlife habitat – all things that make Sammamish a great community to live. Learn more about this volunteer service opportunity: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Volunteer event at East Sammamish Park.
Local Events and Programs for MLK Day
The Northwest African American Museum is hosting educational events in honor of MLK Day and an opportunity to donate to a Hygiene Drive in honor of Dr. King's legacy of service. Go to Northwest African American Museum to get the details.
The King County Library has also put together a collection of books to read and learn about Dr. King's legacy of racial, economic, and social justice. Find a list of books here: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/list/share/209743155/1316359097
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For more information on the City of Sammamish's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, visit: https://connect.sammamish.us/equity-diversity-inclusion.