Speakers and performers took the stage of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on what would have been the civil rights leader’s 89th birthday.
The community event, titled “Every Vision Needs a Voice,” was presented by the city’s Diversity Commission in partnership with the Federal Way High School Black Student Union and Federal Way Public Schools.
Speakers included Mayor Jim Ferrell, City Councilman Jesse Johnson, Erin Jones and Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Campbell.
There were performances by Federal Way High School’s Latino Club, United Dance and Pacific Islanders Club.
Federal Way City Councilman Martin Moore presented Decatur High School junior Aliyah Baruso with the Rep. Roger Freeman Award.