Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon

SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, January 17, 2020 | Noon - 1:15 PM

2020 Keynote Speaker:   Columnist Leonard Pitts

2020 Registration & Details Coming Soon!


--2019 Photo Gallery, Event Video, Sponsor Listing, and Keynote Speaker Biography Below--


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Event Video Highlights

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Scholarship Alumni: Judge Ron Cox (Ret.)
Yamiche Alcindor: Complete Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Yamiche Alcindor

Yamiche AlcindorYamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC.

Before joining NewsHour, she worked as a national political reporter for The New York Times where she covered presidential campaigns, Congress and wrote about the impact of President Donald Trump's policies on working class people and people of color.

She often tells stories about the intersection of race and politics as well as fatal police encounters. She's also traveled extensively to closely cover the campaigns of Senator Bernie Sanders and Mr. Trump. Before joining The Times, she was a national breaking news reporter for USA Today and traveled across the country to cover stories including the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. and the police related protests in Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore, Md.

She earned a master's degree in broadcast news and documentary filmmaking from New York University and a bachelor's in English, government and African American studies from Georgetown University. A native of Miami, Fla., Yamiche is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who met while attending Boston College.

Registration & Pricing

Pre-registration for this event has closed. For questions please contact the KCBA Events Department at 206-267-7067.

From modest beginnings in the mid 1990s at the Plymouth Congregational Church, the King County Bar’s annual luncheon honoring the legacy of Dr. King now attracts over 700 lawyers, judges, and civic leaders each year and is the bar’s signature diversity event. The event features nationally known keynote speakers, including in recent years Donna Brazille, Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Diane Nash, and Eugene Robinson, who inspire the local legal community to remember and act on Dr. King’s message that all individuals are entitled to justice and equality under the law.