DECATUR, GA– DeKalb County will present its 39th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration program, “Cultivating a Beloved Community,” on Friday, Jan. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.
The King Day charge will be delivered by Daniel Blackman, regional administrator for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“This tribute marks the 39th consecutive year DeKalb will host the King celebration, making it the longest-running county-sponsored program in Georgia honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said.
Special musical guests will be JFly of How Big Is Your Dream?! Foundation.
Thomas L. Coleman, a board member of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, and Santiago Marquez, CEO of the Latin American Association, will be honored with the Nathaniel Mosby Humanitarian Award which celebrates the recipients’ commitment to tireless community service and outstanding dedication to being an agent for positive change.
The celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov.