Monday, February 25, 2008

Press Release: Highlight reel of Martin Luther King celebrations now on TV21 and online

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Highlight reel of Martin Luther King celebrations now on TV21 and online
Miss the City of Federal Way’s annual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King?

What about the MLK Senior High Summit? Did you know there was a food drive associated with the City’s MLK events? Not to worry. Catch highlights of the different MLK celebrations and projects on Federal Way’s government channel (TV 21) through April or on the City’s website.

The 50-min. edited highlight reel features performances from the main Martin Luther King celebration including guitarist Cesar Medel, the Thomas Jefferson High School Drumline, poet Dina Ladd, a Seattle children’s choir, and Reginald Gillins, who delivered the "I Have a Dream" speech. Keynote speaker Patrick Tamnkang, who was born in Cameroon, Africa, is a main attraction.

Also included in the highlight reel are excerpts from the MLK Senior High Summit, which includes comments from Federal Way Diversity Commission Chair DeBorah Little, and scenes from the MLK food drive, with observations by Diversity Commissioner Grace Rawsthorne.

TV 21 Replay times (through April 2008):
Mondays: 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m.
Fridays: 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Sundays: 7:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 11:00 p.m.

Online viewing:

This is the 14th year the City of Federal Way has hosted events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The events are entirely volunteer-led, are managed by the Federal Way Diversity Commission and the MLK Celebration Committee, and sponsored by the City of Federal Way, Weyerhaeuser Company, King County Council -- Pete von Reichbauer, Federal Way School District, Federal Way Mirror, AmeriCorps, LaQuinta Inn of Federal Way, and Federal Way Education and Communities in Schools Foundation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 11, 2008
MEDIA CONTACTS -- Linda Farmer, APR, Communications & Government Affairs Manager, 253.835.2411 or 253.261.1211



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