Martin Luther King Jr Commemorative March

Monday, January 15, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive at West 120th Street)
FREE

Manhattan Country School eighth-graders honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time. MCS families, alumni, staff, friends, supporters and the general public are invited to participate in this educational and uplifting annual event. The theme of this year’s march is “A New Revolution: Youth and Social Change,” inspired by the quote “Every generation needs a new revolution,” which many attribute to Thomas Jefferson. The march starts at 10 am at Riverside Church and ends at approximately 1 pm at Manhattan Country School (150 W. 85th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam) and stops at Columbia University, the Harriet Tubman Statue, and Morningside Park. At each of the stops students will deliver speeches to raise awareness about issues such as mass incarceration, racial profiling, sexual assault, anti-Muslim bias, climate change and the gender pay gap.

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