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2022 Rally for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For the past six years, the 5th Avenue Theatre, in partnership with students at Kent School District high schools, have created a rally in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, the rally has been led and produced by a team of passionate teen leaders and features musical performances, community speakers, and student reflections on the life, work, and legacy of Dr. King. This year, the rally is available to view online and features over 100 KSD students in song and spoken word performance. Musical guests from the 5th Avenue Theatre support the student choir, and the rally features a virtual guest appearance by former Seattle Seahawk, Doug Baldwin.

This broadcast was pre-recorded following all local and state health guidelines. Student participants were tested for Covid-19 prior to the event and students were distanced while standing in their choir positions. Spoken word performances were recorded in a separate area. Safety for the students and staff involved was a high priority for the team behind this rally.

This year, more than ever, the words and teachings of Dr. King, shine like a beacon. We hope that you can join and honor these students for their commitment to remembering Dr. King’s work and for using their voices to speak out against the continuing struggle for liberty and justice for all people.