Martin Luther King Peace March

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Event

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. during the City of Lafayette’s eleventh annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration.

Planned in conjunction with the Federal King Holiday, the event will feature several activities:
* Children’s arts-based activities at Lafayette’s Festival Plaza
* An extended community march
The first 300 individuals to arrive will receive a free event t-shirt
* Afternoon celebration at Centaurus High School

Nonperishable food and new or gently used winter clothing will be collected on behalf of the Sister Carmen Community Center and local high school students in need both prior to the march and at Centaurus High School during the afternoon celebration.

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2016 MLK March Route
Free and open to the public, the event will kick-off with several youth-based art activities as part of the Kiva Center’s HeART in Action initiative. Young people, who are interested in commemorating the King Holiday through art are encouraged to meet at the Starkey Building, which is adjacent to Festival Plaza, at 9:45 a.m. (Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.) Lafayette’s annual March for Peace, which will be proceeded by a performance by the Second Baptist Glory Choir, will commence promptly at noon; the march will span from Festival Plaza to Centaurus High School and be led by the award-winning Centaurus High School drum line and color guard. An afternoon celebration, featuring live entertainment, including an interactive keynote by Jonny 5 of the Flobots, service projects, and free refreshments will follow at Centaurus High School. A shuttle will be provided to transport participating community members from the school to Festival Plaza after the event, which will conclude at 3:00 p.m.