One of SoCal's largest celebrations of Dr. King's birthday happens at SMC's SGI Auditorium, honoring his memory and his work toward nonviolence with readings, music, and scholarship presentations. This year’s celebration marks the event’s 34th year and embraces the theme "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere."
Keynote speaker is Derric J. Johnson, the founding director of Crossroads School's newly created Equity and Justice Institute. The multiethnic interfaith program includes inspirational readings, music, and presentations of scholarships.
A Community Involvement Fair follows the ceremony, held nearby at 725 California Ave., Santa Monica