Washington DC Activists
Monday, January 15 at 10 AM – 2 PM EST
United Black Fund, Inc.
2500 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20020
The March for Racial Justice is a proud participant in the 12th annual MLK Peacewalk/Parade on Monday, January 15th and we want you to walk with us!
Join local DC organizers from M4RJ. Bring your signs, posters, and banners that are meaningful to you and amplify Dr. King’s message of love and unity expressed in real access to social, political and economic justice. Dr. King dedicated his life to building bridges across diverse communities and it is up to us to continue that work.
The MLK Peacewalk/Parade is a grassroots, community-based event which has grown as the racial and economic divide in our country has grown. The need for all of us to come together and celebrate the positive impact of Dr. King’s work is as significant now as it was a generation ago.
This event is also an opportunity to recognize the tireless work of an older generation of MLK Peacewalk/Parade organizers who fought to make the MLK Holiday a national holiday 35 years ago. This group of long-standing community advocates and leaders have sacrificed their time and energy to ensure that our local MLK Holiday celebration grows each year with the goal of honoring Dr. King’s message and unifying our ever-changing city, Washington DC.
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” Dr. King
10am: meet M4RJ organizers at the United Black Fund Building, 2500 MLK Avenue SE (directly across the street from the Anacostia Metro Station/Limited Street Parking Only). Look for the M4RJ Banner.
Peacewalk Begins: 10:40am
Parade Begins: 12pm
Parade Ends: 2pm