Lynnwood’s Black History Month Celebration helps build bridges in the community

The community came together for Lynnwood's Black History Month Celebration Thursday evening at Lynnwood Fire Station 15. The them of the event was "Building Bridges in Our Community with Trust and Inclusion." Here Lynnwood Diversity Commission Chair Rosamaria Graziani and student David Arreola and Diana Reyes read quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photos by David Pan)
The community came together for Lynnwood’s Black History Month Celebration Thursday evening at Lynnwood Fire Station 15. The theme of the event was “Building Bridges in Our Community with Trust and Inclusion.” Here Lynnwood Diversity Commission Chair Rosamaria Graziani and students David Arreola and Diana Reyes (right) read quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photos by David Pan)
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick (right) gave the keynote address. Lovick said that being a part of Lynnwood's Black History Celebration Event was  one of the most memorable experiences of his life.
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick (right) gives the keynote address. Lovick said that being a part of Lynnwood’s Black History Celebration was one of the most memorable experiences of his life.
Lynnwood Fire Chief Scott Cockrum (right) says a few words to the crowd along with Diversity Commission member Shirley Sutton and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith.
Lynnwood Fire Chief Scott Cockrum (right) says a few words to the crowd along with Diversity Commission member Shirley Sutton and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith.
The Second Baptist Church Choir from Everett performed for the crowd.
The Second Baptist Church Choir from Everett performs for the crowd.
Mary Sewell (left) sings with drummer Noah Jackson and guitar player Justice Jackson.
Mary Sewell (left) sings with drummer Noah Jackson and guitar player Justice Jackson.
Rev. Gregory Jackson plays the piano.
Rev. Gregory Jackson plays the piano.
Residents took photos with police officers following the Black History Month Celebration.
Residents took photos with police officers following the Black History Month Celebration.
While children enjoyed being in the fire truck, parents took photos.
While children enjoyed being in the fire truck, parents took photos.
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick and his wife Karen (right) chat with residents after the program.
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick and his wife Karen (right) chat with residents after the program.

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