Seattle 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.
A keynote speaker will talk at 1 p.m. and educational workshops will follow at 1:30 p.m. The three workshops are:
- Are your rights at risk? A voter’s education session with mock voting activity
- Microaggressions led by youth
- Straight talk community panel
Dinner and giveaways will take place from 3-4 p.m.
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!
For more information, please contact Cindy Sandino-Chang, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-551-7316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.