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Please Join The SCPA in This Year's 50th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March in Melbourne! Featured

Written by  Team SCPA
Please walk in this year's Peace March! Please walk in this year's Peace March!

Once again, the Space Coast Progressive Alliance will join the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition to celebrate the life of Dr. King.  We invite you to walk with us in this year’s Peace March, and visit our table at the Melbourne Auditorium afterward. This year’s march marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination April 4, 1968, and will be especially meaningful for all of us.


Please join us for the Peace March and volunteer to staff our table (details below).


The Theme on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition, Inc. Tee Shirts this year is “Breaking The Silence: Beyond The Dream”, “Let’s Rise Up”.  Interfaith programs are calling on people from all walks of life to “RISE UP” and speak out on the injustices facing the world; just as Dr. King did 50 years ago at The Riverside in New York.  Breaking the Silence will deliver a universal call to action to “love thy neighbor.”


The MLK Coalition is now selling the official Countywide March T-shirts.  Please contact Rose Holloway at: 321-432-0292, Estella Edwards at: 321-544-2798 or Karen Skinner at: 321-537-6906 for correct size and price.


On Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library, 955 E. University Boulevard, the 3-mile march/parade, will kick off at 9:30 am. (We will start lining up at 8:30 am).  We will continue to the Melbourne Civic Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Street and culminate with a program planned by the coalition inside of the auditorium.  The program in the auditorium will start at 11:30am.  There will be singing, praise dancing and mime by local students.  They  will also have a “very outstanding young lady” present a short inspirational message.


More details about this weekend’s events are in this Florida Today article:


In Summary:


The SCPA table set-up: 7:30 a.m. in the Melbourne Auditorium parking lot.

Free shuttle vans from the Auditorium to the MLK Library run from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

The 3-mile march starts at the library at 9:30 a.m., and ends at the auditorium.

The program in the Melbourne Auditorium starts at 11:30 a.m., and continues all afternoon. The food and drink vendors are always awesome!


Please join us for this thoughtful and fun event! If you have questions about the SCPA plans, please call Phil Stasik at: (321) 455-2221.


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