Paso Robles will commemorate the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a community march and event Saturday.
The program is planned ahead of the national holiday honoring King on Monday, with a focus on promoting unity, equality, peace and justice.
“King’s work and message inspired a generation and will continue to inspire a nation with celebrations like ours that begin on a community level,” event organizer Sharon Williams said in a news release.
The remainder of the program will be held in the school auditorium from 1 to 3 p.m. The Rev. Donald Wesson of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Santa Maria will deliver a keynote address, followed by musical performances and a skit by the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Heather Stephens, the city’s recreation coordinator, at 805-237-3994.