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, Aug. 30, from 3 – 6 p.m. The rally is at 4 p.m. at the Sam Smith Park.
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.
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 all of the Central and South End communities to come together and start the conversations that will lead to a powerful community response in the future.
At 3 p.m., 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 p.m. at Sam Smith Park, where there will be free food, free entertainment, and inspiring and supportive words from members of the community.
Map of route March For Youth 2009 http://sites.google.com/site/marchforyouthproject/day-of-the-march/maps
Pictures from March For Youth 2008 http://picasaweb.google.com/adicampbell/MarchForYouth2008#