MLK DAY RALLY & UNITY MARCH
Resource Fair | Blood Drive
January 16th, 2017 | 10:00 – 2:00 pm | FREE
NEW LOCATION: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
334 West Spokane Falls Blvd
Join us for this great annual community event celebrating Dr. King, his vision and a civil rights celebration.
Stand together with YWCA Spokane in support of this holiday and our mission: Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom, and Dignity for all.
Let’s March Together
YWCA Spokane staff, friends and family will be marching behind the YWCA banner in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr day.
Where To Meet
If you want to march with YWCA Spokane, you can meet us at the convention center. Look for our group and banner at the statue in between the breezeway outside the convention center.
- 10am: Annual Civil Rights Celebration & Acknowledgement of Dr. King’s Life and Work
- 11am: March f/ and back to Convention Center
- 11am-2pm: Resource fair
YWCA Spokane will host a table after the march to promote/educate about YWCA services. Stop by an say hello or direct friends/family/co-workers to visit our friendly staff to discuss resources for women and children in our community.
Lets see how many staff and community members join together to show support for peace, justice, freedom, and dignity in Spokane!
This MLK Day Weekend is full of ways to celebrate! First, on Saturday, January 19th, the MLK Family Outreach Center is hosting a Day of Service to prepare hygiene kits and host a canned food drive to benefit members of the community in need. Sunday’s celebration will be a Day of Fellowship to reflect on all that Dr. King and those involved in his mission did to benefit this country. Lastly, Monday will feature the MLK Day March and Resource Fair, where the community will be marching in support of Dr. King’s mission to advance the rights of African-Americans in the U.S., and to promote our mission of eliminating racism in our community.
Please join YWCA Spokane at the MLK Day March and Resource Fair! First, march with us to show support of African-Americans in our community and advancing the rights of those oppressed in our country. After the March, please come see us at the Resource Fair! Our Community Education and Outreach Coordinator, Nicole Nimens, along with other YWCA Spokane Advocates will be present to teach the community about our Racial and Social Justice work. Come learn how you can become involved in our mission, whether it be hosting a training at work or simply becoming more educated on these issues. We hope to see you there!
Saturday’s Day of Service: 500 S Stone St., Spokane WA 99202; 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Sunday’s Day of Fellowship: Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 806 W Indiana Ave, Spokane, WA 99205; 4:00-6:00 pm
Monday’s March and Rally: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, Washington 99201; 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2020
Annual Unity March and Resource Fair
Special thanks to the MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center for coordinating the annual march, rally, and resource fair so we can honor and celebrate the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. We hope you consider joining YWCA Spokane for this special event.
Each year we feel inspired by the speakers and the amazing gathering of people who come together in celebration of this important day.
- 10:00am – Rally and Celebration – March Follows
- 11:00am – Resource Fair Begins
- 2:00pm – Resource Fair Ends
If you would like to march with us, we gather next to the bronze Michael Anderson astronaut statue just prior to the march. Also, consider stopping by and say hello to us at YWCA Spokane’s booth in the resource fair at the Convention Center following the rally and march. We would love to visit with you!
This event is free and open to the public. Please reach out to the MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center with any questions at 509.868.0856 or visit their website at www.mlkspokane.org.