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Friday, January 14, 2011

Remember King as a Man of Peace

I have borrowed from  a local Seattle organization about the upcoming MLK Jr. day March.  More can be found at http://www.mlkseattle.org/


"Many Voices United to Build the Beloved Community"
Monday,January 17,2011
Garfield High School

The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee announces the 29thAnnual region-wide Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration on Monday January 17 , 2011. Workshops at 9:30am-11am, Rally at 11am, and March at 12pm.
This year we will March from Garfield High School (23rd Ave & Jefferson) to the Federal Buidling on 2nd Ave. Immediately after the March refreshments will be served at Garfield's lunchroom FREE to all participants!
Seattle has one of the largest annual Martin Luther King Day Celebrations in the U.S. We honor  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for his work toward racial equality and economic justice for all people, for his commitment to nonviolence, and for his stand against war and militarism.
"The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated."
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


In light of recent events, for me the most salient thing for this years King day celebration will be remembering King as a man of peace and God in the Gandhian tradition.    Maybe I will go with a sign saying "Remember those who were felled by assassins bullets" 


Anyone in the Seattle area who wants to "go together" to Mondays events email me at j.f.drake@hotmail.com

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