BART celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with dance, music and poetry


BART celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with dance, music and poetry

Honorable Willie L. Brown Jr. to deliver keynote speech 

On Wednesday, January 18 from noon to 1:15 pm, the public is invited to join BART in its 25 th annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s “Monumental Celebration” commemorates the recent unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Monument in Washington D.C. Stone of Hope. The celebration features keynote speaker The Honorable Willie L. Brown Jr., spoken word by members of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and a performance by the Afoutayi Dance and Drum Company. This free event will take place in the auditorium on the second floor of the BART administration building at 300 Lakeside Drive in Oakland. 

The program will include BART Director Lynette Sweet as Mistress of Ceremonies, opening remarks from General Manager Grace Crunican and music by “In Session.” 

WHAT: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WHEN: 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WHERE: Second Floor Auditorium of the Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612 

WHO: BART Director Lynette Sweet, The Honorable Willie Brown and BART employees 

VISUALS: Performances by Afoutayi Dance and Drum Company and In Session; spoken word by members of MLK Freedom Center