Martin Luther King Celebration

Heritage Plaza with luminaries for MLK event

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebration of Dr. King and his visions of peace

Join the City of Woodland in January to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in a series of three self-directed connections for public reflection to honor Dr. King including a Youth Poetry Contest, a Chalk Mural Contest, and a Peace Run.

Youth Poetry Contest

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to write a poem about a vision of peace within the community. Prizes will be awarded for first place for middle school and high school students. Poems entries must be submitted by January 13. Selected winners will be asked to submit a video of the winning poems to be read for the January 19 City Council meeting. Click the link to submit entries for the Youth Poem Contest.

SUBMIT ENTRY FOR YOUTH POETRY CONTEST


Sidewalk Chalk Peace Mural

Community members are encouraged to create a sidewalk mural at home. Anyone can participate! Murals can be any size just as long as it reflects a general theme of a vision of peace. Murals must be in locations where permission has been given by property owners. Prizes will be awarded for first place in the following categories K-3 grades, 4th-6th grades, middle school students, high school students, and 18 & over. Mural entries must be submitted by January 13. Selected artwork will be shown during the January 19 City Council meeting. Participants are encouraged to post their artwork on social media using the hash-tag #MLKVisionsofPeace. Click the link to submit entries for the Sidewalk Chalk Peace Mural.

SUBMIT ENTRY FOR SIDEWALK CHALK MURAL


The Run for Peace Virtual Fun Run & Walk

The Run for Peace Virtual Fun Run & Walk encourages community members to run or walk 5 kilometers for the vision of peace. The 5K (or 3.1 miles) can be completed between January 1-15. Participants register for free to win local prizes. All ages are welcome to participate in the Run for Peace Virtual Fun Run & Walk, participant categories are as follows: Kindergarten-6th grades, 7th-12th grades, 18 and over, and 55 and over. Upon completion of the 5K, participants submit proof by submitting a photo or link to a distance tracker. All submissions must be received by January 15, 4 pm. Click the link to enter (and submit) results for the Run for Peace Virtual Fun Run & Walk.

SUBMIT RESULTS FOR RUN FOR PEACE


While participating in the virtual MLK celebration activities, participants are encouraged to share their experiences on social media using the hash-tag #MLKVisionsofPeace.