Lift Every Voice Legacy presents "If I can Help Somebody"


Lift Every Voice Legacy presents "If I can Help Somebody" 4th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspiring a Beloved Community in Song, Spoken Word and Dance.

Join us for a night of inspiration through spoken word, song and dance performances! Sean Goode, Executive Director of CHOOSE 180, a restorative justice non-profit in King County which has turned around the lives of thousands of juvenile and young adult offenders towards purposeful and productive citizens in their community, will be the featured storyteller in the “If I Can Help Somebody” Fourth Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is produced in partnership with the Edmonds Center for the Arts with major funding from the Hazel Miller Foundation.  This program is designed to inspire Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community – a local living environment free of hatred, injustice and poverty.  Goode has dedicated his life ‘helping somebody” and coaching others to do the same because he, too, is the product of helping hands.  "In earnest, this platform that I get to stand on is one that's been lifted up by many people," Goode said. "People who have spoken into my life, people who have poured into my life, people who prayed over me, believed in me, and created the space for me to serve the community in this way.”

Returning performances by Pacific Northwest renowned Gospel, R&B and Jazz singer Josephine Howell and her Band; Barclay Shelton Dance Centre and PRICEarts Dance Company will be additional highlights to the evening program.  Seattle theologian Dr. Brian Bantum will help set the stage with the story of Dr. King’s last sermon on February 4, 1968, at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church -- two month before his death.  The Greater Everett MLK Celebration Ensemble will  also be featured in the program for the first time. General

Admission tickets are $15; $5 for students; and $18 day of the event.