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Youth to lead 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr March and Celebration on Jan. 18

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 18. Participants will gather at 9 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 SPR’s 16th annual youth march and the theme this year is “Together We Stand with 2020 Vision”. Teens, families and community members from throughout the city will speak out against injustices in a peaceful demonstration. The goal for the march is to celebrate the contributions that Seattle youth make in creating a better city, and to honor the work that youth do to keep Dr. King’s dream alive.

At the event, participants will hear from our keynote speaker, A Scribe called Quess. Young people will then participate in youth-designed workshops meant to challenge and raise social awareness. Thecelebration will conclude with live performances and dinner.  

This event is free 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 Shannon Anderson, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-536-0775 or