This Sunday marks Culver City’s 7th annual Martin Luther King Day celebrations. The free, all-day event will take place at the with panel discussions, exhibitions and music performances to honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
At 4:15 p.m., three Culver City students will read their essays entitled "Have We Reached the Dream?" Malik Johnson of , Peri Reynaldo of and Barbara Gamboa of entered the competition along with over 90 other students from the Culver City Unified School District.
A committee of teachers then narrowed down the competition to 19 semi-finalists, who read their essays at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Based on clarity of the message, speaking voice and word enunciation, a jury rated Malik, Peri and Barbara as the three top essayists who will have the honor of re-reading their essays on Sunday.
Other highlights of the day will include a reading of the award-winning play The Dreamers, a panel discussion that will include Mayor Micheal O’Leary, an interactive poetry reading, musical performances and an art exhibit from the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum.