More MLK Parade Committee Members relate their experiences…Yolanda Fields (Chair Volunteer Committee) speaks on participating in the MLK Parade in her youth…Brother Yango of the 1450AM WOL – Mo Better Man Show speaks about MLK’s importance…Brother Humim relates his influences on youth with Chess and relevance of MLK to them today…”The People Have Spoken!” on Total Sunshine…other committee members Kim Harrison-Communications; Ella Hunter-Volunteer/Hospitality;Paul Trantham-Logistics…so many members…so little time! STAY TUNED for more in depth coverage of the 2012 MLK Holiday Celebration in DC-Ward 8…the PARADE IS BACK!
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ABC7 Sam Ford & Haywood Donnerson (members of the 2012 MLK DC Parade Committee) express their reasons for participation…Ms. Total Sunshine Promotes Smiles with them filming segment,
On Monday, January 17th, 2011, the Washington Informer Newspaper, along with over 25 community based organizations will host the 5th Annual MLK PEACEWALK to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The walk begins at 9:30am at 2500 Martin Luther King Ave SE, and ends with a community service at 12pm at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ at 3845 South Capitol Street SW.
Last year, over 1500 people participated in PeaceWalk activities, including the Community Rally & Walk, the commemorative services and Health Fair, as well as collected hundreds of socks to donate to local needy families. The event is free and open to the public. This event is also a kick-off to the MLK Parade of 2012.
Additional Planned Activities:
• PeaceWalk donation to the Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project
• Performance by Ward 7&8 Mass Youth Choir at Covenant Baptist UCC
• Participation by Ballou SHS band
• Collecting socks & bar soap for Haiti
Participating Groups to Date:
American Civil Liberties Union
Anacostia Coordinating Council
Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
Athletic Leadership Institute Inc.
Ballou SHS Band
Calvin Woodland Foundation
Cease Fire Don’t Smoke the Brothers & Sisters
Coalition of Returned Citizens
Congress Heights Main Street
Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ
East of the River Clergy (ERCRCP)
Far S.E. Family Strengthening Collaborative
Helping Inner City Kids Succeed, Inc.
Metropolitan Police Department
Opportunities Industrialization Corp.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Stand Up/Free DC
The Pearl Coalition
United Black Fund
United Planning Organization
Veterans and Military Families for Progress
Washington Informer Newspaper
Working in the Spirit Of Excellence, Inc.
Youth Violence Summit
Jan 12th we had the last committee meeting before the Peace Walk.
The flyer has been updated, and is being distributed heavily in Southeast Washington, DC and also in several other areas.
We have posted videos on youtube and facebook. Click on the links to the right.
The Peace Walk is on.
Peace Begins at Home – ‘Change Begins in Me’
Monday, January 19, 2009
Assembly: 9am -10 am
Bethlehem Baptist Church Lot
(next to the United Black Fund.)
2500 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave., S.E.
Covenant Baptist Church
3845 South Capitol Street, S.W.