Federal Way High School’s Latino Club dances during the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way High School’s Latino Club dances during the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way highlights city’s diversity during Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

Event included speakers and performances from Federal Way High School clubs.

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.

Check online later this week or in Friday’s print edition of The Mirror for more about the event.


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Federal Way High School’s Pacific Islander Club performs a traditional dance. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way High School’s Pacific Islander Club performs a traditional dance. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way High School’s Pacific Islander Club performs a traditional dance. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way High School’s Pacific Islander Club performs a traditional dance. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way High School’s United Dance performs during the MLK day celebration on Monday. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way High School’s United Dance performs during the MLK day celebration on Monday. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way City Councilman Martin Moore, left, presents Decatur High School junior Aliyah Baruso, right, with the Rep. Roger Freeman Award, as Mayor Jim Ferrell and Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Campbell look on. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way City Councilman Martin Moore, left, presents Decatur High School junior Aliyah Baruso, right, with the Rep. Roger Freeman Award, as Mayor Jim Ferrell and Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Campbell look on. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Erin Jones, who ran for state superintendent of public instruction in 2016, speaks during the MLK event on Monday. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Erin Jones, who ran for state superintendent of public instruction in 2016, speaks during the MLK event on Monday. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way City Councilman Jesse Johnson speaks during the event. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way City Councilman Jesse Johnson speaks during the event. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

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