Youth to lead 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. march on Jan. 16

Teens brave the weather during the 2014 MLK march.

Teens brave the weather during the 2014 MLK march.

Event flyerSeattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Participants will gather at 11 a.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, 98144. Teens will lead the march to Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, 98118.

This is Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Teen Program’s 11th annual youth march. Teens from throughout the city will speak out against injustice via a peaceful demonstration. The goal for the march is to celebrate the contributions Seattle youth make in creating a better city and to honor the work that youth do to keep Dr. King’s dream alive every day. [Read more…]

Seattle youth unite for justice

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The third weekend in January, come rain or snow, Seattle Parks youth come together to learn, reflect and follow in the footsteps of one the most influential civil rights leaders of our time.

“We cannot walk alone,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announced in August 1963.  “And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.”6762347617_8ab7896525_z

On Saturday, Jan. 17, Seattle teens will gather at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park at 11 a.m. for their annual march. The teens will hold a moment of silence and put flowers into the fountain for youth we have lost to violence, before making their way to Rainier Community Center via Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and Rainier Avenue S.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation Martin Luther King, Jr. Day closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

These facilities and services are CLOSED:

  • Community centers
  • Environmental learning centers
  • Indoor swimming pools
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center
  • Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center

 

These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

  • Boat ramps
  • Amy Yee Tennis Center
  • Interbay, Jackson Park, Jefferson Park and West Seattle golf courses

 

Youth to lead 10th annual MLK march on Jan. 17

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 17th. Participants will gather at 11 a.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, 98144. Teens will lead the march to Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, 98118.

This is Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Teen Program’s 10th annual youth march and the theme this year is Seattle Youth Unite for Justice! Restore the Dream! Teens from throughout the city will speak out against injustice via a peaceful demonstration. The goal for the march is to celebrate the contributions Seattle youth make in creating a better city and to honor the work that youth do to keep Dr. King’s dream alive every day.

At the event, participants will participate in a moment of silence, when flowers will be placed in the fountain in memory of youth who have been lost, locally and nationally. In addition, youth will participate in three different workshops: a “Tunnels of Oppressions” workshop; a dialogue with police officers; and a gallery where youth will write letters to families who have been affected by violence. The tunnels and gallery were constructed by teens with the support from Parks staff.

The event is free of cost to all teens and community participants and will include food, live music, a safe environment, and plenty of fun!

The link to the event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522583891355592/?context=create&previousaction=create&source=49&sid_create=2538787655

For more information, please contact Cindy Sandino-Chang, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-551-7316 or cindy.sandino-chang@seattle.gov.

 

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Youth lead 9th annual youth march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 18. Participants will gather at 1 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, 98144.  Teens will lead the march to Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, 98118. 

This year Seattle Parks and Recreation established a Youth Leadership Team to organize the 9th Annual Martin Luther King Youth March.  The Youth Leadership Team’s goal for the march is to celebrate the contribution Seattle youth make in creating a better city and to honor the work that youth do to keep Dr. King’s dream alive every day.

After the march, a talent show at Rainier Community Center will highlight talented youth in Seattle and end with youth group-speak recitation.

To show your support and march, please sign up at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/teens/programs/mlkprogram.htm. Youth-designed T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts that honor Dr. King will be given to the first 400 people who sign up!

As the first step in the march, visit the Teen Portal at  http://seattle.gov/parks/teens/programs/mlkprogram.htm to watch a short video on the civil rights movement.

For more information, please contact Ron Mirabueno at 206-233-3979 or ron.mirabueno@seattle.gov or Meghan Patino at 210-268-2067 or meg.patino@gmail.com.