For Planning Purposes: Friday, January 10, 2011
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Promise Arizona Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Commemoration Events
Film, vigil and march honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader
Phoenix – Promise Arizona is proud to announce a variety of events it will lead and take part in to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The events will honor the sacrifices of men and women from generations before us who stood for equality, justice, freedom, peace and harmony for all.
“Just as he had a dream, we also have a dream that all will be treated equal, regardless of color, race or immigration status,” said Petra Falcon, executive director of Promise Arizona.
Below is a list of this year’s events. Interview and visual opportunities will be available.
Sunday, January 16, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Connecting our Struggles: Film and Discussion on the Civil Rights and Chicano Movements
Centro Soledad, 2106 W Van Buren St. (NW corner 21st Ave & Van Buren)
Community members will gather to watch films commemorating both the Civil Rights and Chicano movements. Discussion on the intersections between these movements will also take place.
Sunday, January 16, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (17th Ave & Washington)
Vigil to Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington
Candles will be passed out and brief observances will be shared among Promise Arizona leaders, their families and members of the community who are committed to bringing justice to all in our state.
Monday, January 17, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 East Jefferson St. (SE corner of 14th St & Jefferson)
The March will begin at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and proceed to Margaret T. Hance Park (1202 N. 3rd St.) where the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival will be held.
This is a community parade to honor the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and bring the message of unity to all people.
Promise Arizona is a membership organization whose mission is to recruit, train and support a new generation of leaders from across the state to build a new Arizona, one that will allow all residents to achieve their full