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2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
The march begins at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Dr., between West 120th and West 122nd streets). See march route below.

On Monday, January 16, 2017, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will 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.

2017 MLK March RouteThe theme of this year’s march is “We Will Not Be Silenced: A Call to Action.” The march, which starts at 10 a.m. at Riverside Church and ends at approximately 1 p.m. at Manhattan Country School, will follow a route that includes the following stops:

1. Assembly Hall at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Dr., between West 120th and West 122nd streets. Use the Claremont Avenue entrance.)
2. Lerner Hall at Columbia University (2920 Broadway, between West 114th and West 115th streets)
3. Harriet Tubman Statue (Saint Nicholas Avenue at West 122nd Street)
4. Morningside Park (110th Street at Manhattan Avenue)
5. The Bridge NY (248 W. 108th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
6. Manhattan Country School (150 W. 85th St., between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues)

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.

As the oldest students at Manhattan Country School, the eighth-graders are responsible for planning this annual march—from choosing the theme and selecting the route to writing the speeches and publicizing the event. The march, now in its 29th year, is part of the school’s core curriculum, which includes activism and community building beginning in pre-K.
 
We invite you to join us and to bring family, friends and colleagues seeking a meaningful way to honor Dr. King.

We hope to see you on January 16. Until then:

• Read about last year's march.
• RSVP and spread the word on Facebook.
• Follow us and spread the word on Twitter.

Media Coverage of the 2016 March

WABC-TV

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WNBC-TV

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