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Greetings All,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the the 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Freedom Walk, on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10am to 2pm, in Southeast Washington, D.C. We are honored to announce that the 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Freedom Walk has been officially endorsed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. The purpose of this event is to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King with a Peace Walk in our community and a Freedom Walk across the newly named Frederick Doughlass Memorial Bridge. Our theme for this year is: Peace cannot be achieved through violence, in our community….Please join us and invite others!
** Please take a moment and view the historical Selma to Montgomery Alabama march:http://youtu.be/ALyk8xOc5ZU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   JANUARY 11, 2013
CONTACT:

The Freedom Walk: Wessita McKinley 240-423-0958 / E-mail: freedomwalkdc@gmail.com

The Peace Walk: Lisa Shaw (202) 573-7655 / E-mail: info@mlkholidaydc.org

35thAnnual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Freedom Walk
Today’s society is filled with chaos and tragedy, leaving millions hoping and praying for peace. Recently the entire world witnessed one of the most horrific acts of violence
as twenty of our little angels and their teachers were gunned down in their classrooms. Truly,“Enough is Enough”!
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the the 35thAnnual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Freedom Walk, on Saturday, January 19, 2013
from 7:30 am to 2pm, in Southeast Washington, D.C. 
We are honored to announce that the 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Freedom Walk has been officially endorsed
by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Our theme for this year is:Peace cannot be achieved through violence, in our community. With the Peace and Freedom Walk taking place
during the Presidential Inaugural weekend, we are expecting thousands to join us from across the country, all races, religions, ethnicities, and genders to celebrate the life and legacy of
Dr. King.
This year, we will have two walking routes, a symbolic Freedom March across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge beginning at 8:45am, and the Official Peace Walk will
start at 10am and travel up Martin Luther King Avenue 
beginning at the offices of the United Black Fund (2500 MLK Ave. SE) and ending with a program at Shepherd Park (Intersection
of MLK Ave. SE. & Malcolm X Blvd. SE.). The Freedom Walk portion will symbolize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.
* View the historical Selma to Montgomery Alabama march:http://youtu.be/ALyk8xOc5ZU
Our all-volunteer committee consists of over 30 members representing various neighborhood organizations, businesses, non-profits, houses of worship, media outlets, and performance groups.
The event is free and open to the public. All students participating in the 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Freedom Walk will receive Community Service Hours. Therefore, please
have the youth to bring their Community Hours form with them the day of the event so it can be signed.