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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Vigil & Blessing
January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
“Commit yourself the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” MLK,Jr.
Welcome/Introductions: Patricia S. Castillo, P.E.A.C.E. Initiative and Catherine Cuasay, ACTS Ministry
Reflection in Action: Participants will learn about ancient symbols of an individual’s passport to freedom and reflect on how we can promote personal, national and global equality. Through song and a simple ceremony of unburdening, those gathered will unify to connect with the commitment to nonviolence. As passionately as Dr. King worked for equality and freedom, we must strive for balanced relationships : free from fear, hatred and the use of force, full of mutual respect, compassion and peacemaking..
Procession of Candles to crosswalk: Blessing of Official Starting Line for the M.L.K March; Intention for the march to be undertaken in the spirit of Unity and Nonviolence.
Music and song leaders provided through ACTS HIV Ministry
Announcements and opportunities to pledge for nonviolence.
Take a stand for nonviolence. Attend the vigil and join us for the march.
This event is free, open to the public and appropriate for audiences of all ages.