Members of the Riverside African American Historical Society, Inc. invite the community to join them for the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-A-Thon. “Silent No More . . . The March Continues!”
The event is scheduled for Monday, January 15, 2018. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the march will kick off at 10:00 a.m. The walk will begin at Bordwell Park’s Stratton Center, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riverside and end at Riverside Community College’s Digital Library at 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside.
A registration fee of $15, which includes a commemorative T-shirt, will be used to benefit the Riverside African American Historical Society to support the Civil Rights Institute, Clarke & Grier College scholarships and for the maintenance and upkeep of the community’s Martin Luther King Jr. statue.
There will a short program immediately following the walk, as well as booths, entertainment, performances and a contest for the organization with the highest number of walk-a-thon participants.
The Walk provides an opportunity for residents of the Inland Empire to gather in remembrance and celebration of the life and legacy of this great, internationally-recognized Civil Rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner at a time when many in the African American community and others believe everything he stood for and fought for, is at risk more than ever before.
Riverside African American Historical Society is committed to preserving the Inland Empire’s African American culture and historical heritage. To accomplish this, it advocates for and promotes a strong visible presence in the community. It also works to educate and share information among other cultural organizations and entities while holding firm to the moral standards of African American heritage.
To register by mail visit http://raahsinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-MLK-Registration-Form.pdf.