Take the steps
Monday, January 15, Sacramento City College, 9 a.m., no cover
Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds of thousands of people follow in his footsteps to march in support of racial justice. Join your community in the March for the Dream, an annual trek that this year takes marchers from Oak Park to Land Park and into downtown to answer King’s call to “walk with me.” Organized by MLK365, the march kicks off with The Extra Mile at Oak Park Community Center, the ceremonial start for community leaders committed to civil rights. The official start of the march, where everyone is encouraged to take part, will be at 9 a.m. at Sacramento City College. It will conclude with a reviewing stand—a chance to see and appreciate the diverse crowd of participants—outside the Sacramento Convention Center. The celebration continues inside, with a Diversity Expo that will have health screenings, robotics demonstrations, guests like Code for Hood and musical and spoken word performances. Help keep the dream alive in 2018. 3835 Freeport Boulevard, http://marchforthedream.org.