Start: 12:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm
In conjunction with city-wide celebrations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the annual MLK Day Read-In will be held from 12:30-2:30 in the Readings Gallery at Village Books on Monday, January 21. Parents are encouraged to bring their children ages 3-8 years old to join Western Washington University student volunteers in activities and reading stories on social justice themes. The MLK Day Read-In is a chance for children to celebrate and gain a deeper appreciation for Dr. King’s dream of equality and hope by engaging with this topic through literature and games with University students. Parents are welcome to participate. More information about the MLK Day Read-In and other related events can be found by contacting Alyssa Jones at Alyssa.Jones@wwu.edu or 360.650.7542. Earlier in the day, a community-wide celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will kick off with a free breakfast at Bellingham High School at 10am, followed by a march that will begin at 11am (it will depart from and return to the high school).