SAVE THE DATE
Monday, January 20, 2020
32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March
On Monday, January 20, 2020, 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.
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 32nd year, is part of the school’s core curriculum, which includes activism and community building beginning in pre-K.
Conceived of through debate, discourse and democracy, the theme of this year's march is “Equity Now: Today's Youth Speak Out For Social Change."The march, which starts at 10 a.m. at Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial on West 122nd Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd and ends at approximately 2 p.m. at Manhattan Country School, will follow a route that includes these stops:
Starting time & location: 10 a.m. Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial
(West 122nd Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd)
Stop #2: Frederick Douglass Circle
(West 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd)
Stop #3: Joan of Arc Statue
(Riverside Park and West 94th Street)
Stop #4: West Side Campaign Against Hunger
(263 West 86th Street)
Ending time & location: 2 p.m. at Manhattan Country School
(150 W 85th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)
We invite you to join us and bring family, friends and colleagues who are seeking an educational and uplifting experience on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
We hope to see you Monday, January 20. Until then:
- Read t (link is external)he speeches (link is external)from last year’s march.
- View photos from last year's march.
- RSVP and spread the word!
- Follow and post about the march using #MCSMLKMarch on Instagram (link is external), Twitter (link is external) and Facebook (link is external).