WHAT: L.A. Unified Superintendent Michelle King, Board of Education members and the 360-member All District Honor Marching Band will participate Monday in the 32nd annual Kingdom Day Parade, the nation’s oldest and largest celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters will serve as grand marshal of the parade, which is expected to draw more than 200,000 spectators. The parade’s theme is “Now More Than Ever, We All Must Work Together.”
“I am deeply honored to participate in the Kingdom Day Parade, which celebrates Dr. King’s legacy of unity, equality and service,” the superintendent said. “By practicing his beliefs – not only today, but every day – we can all make a difference in our community.”
WHO: Superintendent Michelle King
School Board President Steve Zimmer
School Board Vice President Dr. George J. McKenna III
School Board Member Scott M. Schmerelson
Beyond the Bell Branch Executive Director Alvaro Cortes
All District Honor Marching Band
WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16
WHERE: The parade travels south on Western Avenue from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to 48th Street, then east to Leimert Boulevard. It culminates at Leimert Park, where a post-parade festival will be held.
Contact: Barbara Jones (213) 219-7982