Whittier hosting civil rights event, food pantry benefit

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. day, a day to honor the late civil rights leader and you can celebrate the holiday Monday night at the Whittier Community Center. Whittier Center Director Tamara Nielson says human rights will be stressed at the event which starts at 7 p.m. “What they’re having is just some family bands, some music,” Nielson explains, “just local performers that will play music. Then some talking and things to celebrate human rights.”Nielson said the event will also feature a concert by the local band “Get Back” with its Beatles-type music.”They’re doing an event to support and replenish the food pantries,” she continues. “Over the holidays the food pantries give out so much of their food that it’s depleted, but people need that assistance throughout the year.”Nielson says admission cost is $3 but you get $1 off that cost for every can of food or non-perishable food item donated to the food pantry.

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