Two Seattle marches for peace will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, one in Columbia City and one at Powell Barnett Park at MLK and Alder. The south end and CD marches will converge halfway at MLK Memorial Park in Mount Baker for a rally against violence that continues to plague the neighborhoods.
The event is organized by Standing in the Gap Seattle, “a grassroots organization put together to share the love of God to bring change and healing to communities effected by gang, drug and gun violence.” Pastor Ray Rogers and Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith will speak, and 206 Zulu Nation will provide music.
Details from Standing in the Gap:
Join Standing in the Gap Seattle for a peace march and rally on September 8, 2012
Marches will start at 11am
Rally will start at 12 noon at MLK Memorial Park
Music provided by 206 Zulu Nation
Pastor Ray Rogers- Founder/Pastor of Rose Prayer Christian Ministries
Darryl Smith- Deputy Mayor of Community, Office of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
Marches A & B will start at 11am
March A will start at Powell Barnett Park on MLK and Alder street and will go south to MLK Memorial Park on MLK Way South and South Walker total 2 miles
March B start at Rainier Ave South and South Alaska St. and will go north on Rainier Ave to MLK Way South and head north to MLK Memorial Park on MLK Way South and South Walker — total 2 miles
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