Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day: 17th Annual Celebration: Monday January 16, 2017, 11am-3pm, Libbey Park


This year’s theme, ‘The Amazing Power of Unity and Courage’, was chosen by the MLK Day committee from a Martin Luther King Jr. quote they came across and loved.

The 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration is being held on Monday January 16th at Libbey Park in downtown Ojai.  This fun-filled event is put on by a committee of Ojai high school students with OVYF. It features performances by local students, winners of a spoken word essay contest, food and refreshments. Posters created by classrooms around the valley will be on display, each one highlighting the importance of MLK Jr.’s message. The event begins at 11am, activities end at 3pm with the broadcast of King’s “I have a dream” speech.

The 2017 theme is “The Amazing Power of Unity and Courage” and students are invited to write a short poem or spoken word piece about how they personally relate to the theme. Top authors from elementary, junior high, and high schools will receive recognition and be asked to read their work at the MLK Day Celebration.

For more information email committee co-chair Elizabeth Spiller at

General schedule Jan. 16, 2017:

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