The MLK March and Celebration will take place on Monday, January 19 at 9 a.m. Participants will march from Santa Rita Park, 401 E. 22nd Street (corner of N. 4th Avenue) to Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Ave (NE corner of E. 13th Street), Tucson, AZ. There will be a rally and program starting at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Armory Park, across from the Tucson Children’s Museum.
(Previous years this march on the MLK Holiday started at the UA Mall and marched to Reid Park).
More about civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was assassinated in 1968: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.
The MLK Holiday is on February 19, go to our Blog for Arizona Calendar for more events for that day including a Freedom Song Singalong at 3 p.m. and free Black American history film “Through a Lens Darkly” at the Loft Theater at 5 p.m.
Ongoing right now (started this morning at 7:30 a.m.)through Saturday: Black Life Matters conference at University of Arizona (So.Ballroom for first two days, 1303 E. University Blvd.), then at Dunbar School, 325 W. 2nd Street on Saturday Jan. 17. About 700 people signed up, very good attendance this morning at two panel discussions on Despair-ities/Disparities and Global “Blackness”.
Register online here: