Students march for peace and justice this Friday

Illustration by Dave McKeague.
Illustration by Dave McKeague.
Sheba Burney-Jones sends the following notice about a nearby event Beacon Hillians might be interested in:

Join Giddens School students and others for a Central Area STUDENT MARCH FOR PEACE & JUSTICE in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 16th, 10 a.m. ā€“ noon. What would Dr. King say to President Obama?

“Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama’s running so we all can fly.” -rapper, Jay-Z

March from Judkins Park to the Northwest African American Museum. Rally there at 11 with the Honorable Harold Moss, former Tacoma Mayor and civil rights activist, student speakers from Giddens and Garfield High, and songs led by musical director Kent Stevenson. Giddens students organized the march, reaching out to neighboring Central Area schools and others to join them. A number of schools ā€“ Lake Washington Girls Middle, Zion Prep, First Place, Seattle Girls School, Leschi Elementary, and King Street Coop ā€“ are on board or have expressed interest in attending. The march commemorates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is a reminder that the struggle for peace and justice is never-ending as long as war, poverty, and other inequities exist in the world. Come join us!

For more information, contact Sheba at sburney-jones@giddensschool.org.