Photos | City celebrates MLK Day

Julie Reichle

Artwork by Piedmont students hangs in the lobby of the theater

Piedmont’s annual MLK Day celebration drew hundreds to the Alan Harvey Theater on Monday. This year’s theme — “Remain Awake” — featured speakers including Corrina Gould of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust; Piedmont Mayor Jen Cavenaugh; and keynote speaker Dr. Amber Johnson, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff in the Division for Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley.

The theme was inspired by a speech entitled ‚ÄúRemaining Awake Through a Great Revolution” that King delivered at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC on March 31, 1968, four days before he was assassinated.

The event was sponsored by the Piedmont Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee with the City of Piedmont.

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