March & Rally Supporting Youth

For immediate release: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Contact:Denise Gloster (206.795.5824) 

March & Rally Supporting Youth

In response to the violence that puts youth at risk, particularly in Southeast and Central Seattle, community members are combining energies and put together the 2nd annual March for Youth and rally on Sunday, August 30, 2009 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.

To unite our communities, to recognize the value of our youth, To stand with them against violence we are holding a MARCH FOR YOUTH, Sunday, August 30, 2009. This event is an opportunity for the citizens of Seattle to unite in support of our youth and hear first hand about the struggles they face. It is a time for Seattle communities to come together and start the conversations that will lead to a powerful community response in the future.

At 3:00pm, the march will begin at Promenade 23 shopping center in the Central District at 23rd Ave. S. and S. Jackson St. and, in the South End, at Martin Luther King Jr Way S. and S. Walker St. The marchers will join together for a rally around 4:00pm at Sam Smith Park, where there will be free food, free entertainment, and inspiring and supportive words from members of the community.

Not a week goes by without news of shootings in Seattle’s neighborhoods. Kids in some of our schools live every day with the awful threat of impending violence; being killed and killing themselves. African American boys are especially at risk. Together, we need to help.

Can’t make the march? Come out to the rally at 4pm at the Sam Smith Park (1400 Martin Luther King Jr Way S)!

Contact us at 206.795.5824 if you want to help and contribute. How we deal with this crisis now will determine the kind of places our neighborhoods will be in a decade.