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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:

For more information, please contact Cindy Sandino-Chang, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-551-7316 or