Tomorrow, Friday, January 18, two schools will hold marches to celebrate and honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The Giddens School Student March for Peace and Justice with 250 students participating will get underway at 10:00 a.m. Seattle Police will escort the march which leaves the Giddens School located at 20th Avenue S and S Lane Street, heads north on 20th Avenue S to S. Washington Street; then west through Pratt Park to 17th Avenue S; and finally, north on 17th to the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center at E Yesler Way.
The Orca K-8 MLK Celebration March annual march will involve 650 students and will begin at 10:15 a.m. at Orca Elementary School on Bowen Place and S Dawson Street. Seattle Police will escort the marchers north on Bowen Place S to S Hudson Street, then west on Hudson to Rainier Avenue S; north on Rainier to S Edmunds Street; west on Edmunds into Columbia Park; turn-around and then head back on the same route to the Orca School.
On Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the MLK Jr. Committee 31st Annual March and Rally will begin at 12:30 p.m. Seattle Police will escort an expected 5,000 participants on a march that starts at GarfieldHigh School at 23rd Avenue and E Jefferson Street. The marchers will move north on 23rd to E Union Street; west on Union 12th Avenue; north on 12th to E Pine Street; west on Pine to Second Avenue; and south on Second to the plaza of the Federal Building between Madison and Marion streets where there will be a short rally. Motorists can expect a rolling slowdown along the march route through downtown Seattle.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114