MLK Celebration on Monday, Jan 19

10 01 2009

Hopefully you have got the day off on Monday to help celebrate the life and work of Dr. King. As in past years, there will a march and festival this year that will end on the east side’s Huston-Tillotson campus. It begins at 9 AM at the MLK statue on UT’s campus so no sleeping in! Ok, ok, the march starts at 10 am at the Capitol so you squeeze in a full hour of beauty sleep (not that you need it, sexyface).

To celebrate the national MLK day holiday, the Heritage Council is sponsoring the 2009 Community March. The purpose of this 16th annual Community March is to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The 2009 MLK Community March kicks off at 9 a.m. with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus. We will then march to the Capitol for a brief program. Thereafter, we will march to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned.

In previous years, the march has drawn up to an estimated 15,000 people and we are anticipating even more individuals to unite for this special occasion in January 2009. All businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to march with us and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.

The 2009 celebration festivities, as well as the free parking locations, are along Capital Metro’s bus routes. A change in federal regulations in 2008 prevents Capital Metro from providing event shuttle service to/from the MLK festivities.

We love that CapMetro is still able to shuttle drunk people allll around town (late night bus booty calls, heyyyy), but not to any MLK activities. Here is a fabulous map for all of the activities. We’re hoping that the weather is much, much better than in 2008 (freezing, rainy, blustery) and 2007 (unprecendented, yet pretty magnificent, ice storm).

And, true to our nature, we’re also praying hard that there will be a funnel cake with our names on it at the end of this parade.

mlk march 2006

mlk march 2006

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10 01 2009
Suneet Bhatt

Hello, We saw your post on the Community March and thought we’d reach out about the MLK Day of Service. As we searched for paraphernalia that captured the power of the coming inauguration, we were struck by the dearth of merchandise that captured the power of the moment. So we created our own designs to fill that void, and a suite of products featuring those images. 10% of all proceeds will go toward supporting the construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington DC.

If you’re interested in what we’re doing, we encourage you to check out our blog and some of the designs we’ve put together. The response has been great.

Otherwise, good luck to you and to the March!

http://mywmyr.wordpress.com

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