Youth-organized MLK March on Jan. 19

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Participants will gather at 10:30 a.m. at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, 98118. Teens will lead the march to Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, 98144.

Teens, families and community members 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, everyone will have the opportunity to participate in three different interactive workshops. There will be activities that incorporate the use of technology/smartphones, although having a smartphone isn’t necessary. Following these activities there will be a free meal and reflection.

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!

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For more information, please contact Ron Mirabueno, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-255-6741 or ron.mirabueno@seattle.gov.