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Martin Luther King Jr Memorial March

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 7:45am - 4:00pm

Martin Luther King Jr marching photo

Please join organizations like Sacramento for Democracy, the Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento, Occupy Sacramento, Sacramento Peace Action, the Sacramento ACLU, Sacramento CAIR, the Peace & Freedom Party & more in this year's

Martin Luther King Jr. - 31st Annual March for the Dream

Starts 8am, Mon, 01/16 at Oak Park Community Center, 3425 MLK Jr. Blvd. Join the Stop the Wars & End the Occupations Peace & Justice Contingent enroute 9:15am, Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd. (in the parking lot between the bookstore and Hughes Stadium) to march to the Convention Center, 13th and K streets.

JANUARY 16th, 2012 - MARCH - 8:15 am
Location: Oak Park Community Center (3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)

  • Opening Ceremonies begin 7:45am
  • Oak Park March departs 8:15am
  • Marchers will travel south on MLK Jr. Blvd. to 12th avenue--going west on 12th Avenue across Hwy 99 to Sutterville Road--entering the rear of Sacramento City College parking lot in-front of Hughes Stadium--gathering in the parking area between the college bookstore and Hughes Stadium. Click here for map.
  • Arrives Sacramento City College approx. 9:15am
  • Departs Sacramento City College approx. 9:30am
  • Departure from Sacramento City College: Marchers will travel back to Sutterville Road going west to Freeport Blvd. and north on Freeport to 13th Avenue where they will travel west on 13th Ave alongside the park to Land Park--turning North on Land Park Drive to Broadway and west on Broadway to 10th Street; marcher will proceed north on 10th to J Street and east on J Street to the Sacramento Convention Center. Click here for map.
  • Arrives Sacramento Convention Center (13th & K Sts) 11:30am
  • March/Rally/Review approx. 11:30am
  • Convention Center Celebration 12 noon (details below)
  • Rally with Occupy Sacramento at Cesar Chavez Plaza (10th & J St.) 2:00 - 6:00pm

The North Area March, begins at Grant High School at 8:30 am. It goes directly to the Sacramento Convention Center.

  • Depart Grant High School at approximately 8:30 am out South Avenue to Marysville Blvd., turn south on Marysville Blvd. and Del Paso Blvd. and proceed to Northgate Blvd. At Northgate the march will proceed up the ramp onto Hwy 160, past Richards Blvd. and south on 12th Street to J Street. Marchers will proceed down 12th Street to J Street and east on J Street to the Sacramento Convention Center. Click here for map.

How do I get back?

Starting at 1p.m., Regional Transit will provide free shuttle service and free bus passes for all marchers back to the following locations from the Sacramento Convention Center: Oak Park Community Center, Sacramento City College, and Grant High School

For those wanting to park their car near the Sacramento Convention Center before the march, you can board a light rail at Cathedral Square (10th & K Street) or the 12th & I station and ride the light rail to Sacramento City College.


The Celebration features all types of cool and very interesting activities for people of all ages. Here, you can meet with employers, healthcare professionals, small business vendors and other social advocates. As our theme is "EDUCATION," teachers from across the region will come together and host an Education Village for young people Kindergarten through Junior High, featuring crafts, face painting, movies, singing and various types of educational resources. If entertainment is your thing, you may want to enjoy our MLK365 Multi-Cultural Talent Showcase of Stars or Dramatic Actors Improv. For those of us who are "young at heart," we host the Wisdom Corner, a place to sit after a six mile march--a place to hear poetry, stories from our past and lessons we'd like to share with the next generation.

Click here for details.

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