eUpdate - January 16, 2020
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Serving 
Many ways to celebrate MLK Day in West Contra Costa
Our national holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has become a national day of service, where we honor Dr. King's legacy by volunteering in our communities. 

What a fitting way to honor our national hero, who once said,
"Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve." 

I'll be participating in many of the events listed below, and hope to see you there. Dr. King's legacy gives us hope and lights the way for our future, especially at this challenging time in our nation's history. 

Friday, January 17
What: 13th Annual Richmond MLK Peace March
When: 3:15 p.m. 
Where: Gather at corner of Harbour Way and Florida Ave. Youth will  march in protest of the 76,020 immigrant/asylum seeking children h eld in detention centers last year.
More: Contact Tana Monteiro at 

Sunday, January 19 
What: Film screening and discussion of "Jim Crow of the North" 
When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Where: El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater, 540 Ashbury Ave.
More: Contact or click here
Monday, January 20
What: 4th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.  Day of Service in North Richmond, Monarchs and Medicine 
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: North Richmond Farm 323 Brookside Drive
More: Help build new crop rows, create a North Richmond history walk, plant crops, etc.  Click here for more info.

What: City of El Cerrito Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 31st Annual Celebration Rally & Parade
When: Rally 9 a.m. gather at City Hall Plaza (Manila Ave. at San Pablo Ave.) 10 a.m. march to El Cerrito High School for entertainment/education program beginning at 11 a.m. 
Where:  Rally and Parade both assemble at El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Ave. (at Manila Ave.), and Celebratory Program in the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater, located at 540 Ashbury Ave. in El Cerrito
More: contact or click here.

What: MLK Day of Service at Greenway Gardens and Unity Park
When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Where: Multiple locations on the Richmond Greenway, including 4th through 7th streets, 16th St. and Unity Plaza, Carlson Blvd. and 20th St.
More: or call 510-255-9375 or click here or here

What: Tiny Home Eco Village Demonstration 
When: 9 a.m. to noon 
Where: 6th Street and Market Ave., North Richmond 
More:  Call Princess Robinson 510-478-7808 or click here.


Tuesday, January 21

When: 11 a.m
Where: Board of Supervisors' Chambers, 651 Pine Street, Martinez
More: This year's theme is "We are in this together."  Click here

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone