The Jan. 16 Edmonds Community College Martin Luther King Jr. celebration featuring Nikkita Oliver has been postponed until Feb. 6.
The new events — scheduled for 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. — will be a dual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month with Oliver as the keynote speaker.
Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator, and attorney. She has opened for Cornel West and Chuck D of Public Enemy, performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and appeared on “The Breakfast Club,” KUOW’s “The Week in Review,” and “Cut Stories.” Her writing has been published in the South Seattle Emerald, Crosscut, the Establishment, Last Real Indians, Seattle Weekly and the Stranger.
Oliver is the co-executive director of Creative Justice, an innovative arts-based approach to ending youth incarceration and eliminating racial disparities. She organizes with No New Youth Jail and the Seattle Peoples Party.
As the first political candidate of the Seattle Peoples Party, Oliver ran for mayor of Seattle in 2017. Without receiving any corporate donations, she came in third out of 21 candidates in the general election.
Oliver will speak from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on campus in the Black Box Theatre, 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The 12:30 p.m. keynote is only open to students and Edmonds CC employees. Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11 a.m. The 6:30 p.m. keynote is open to the community. Tickets are free and may be reserved by visiting edcc.edu/mlk or calling 425-640-1448.