Monday, January 17 – 12 Noon
Western Ave. & Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles
This year Martin Luther King Jr. Day will begin a new chapter on the themes and participants who reflect the messages of social justice and against war and poverty. This year no police, ICE or military representatives or contingents are invited in the march.
The latest killing of the 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta is just one more horrible example of the terror brought by entities like the LAPD against Black and Brown communities. The LAPD and Sheriffs Dept have yet to apologize or give any indication of stopping the racist brutality and killings that continue to rise – they should not be celebrated … instead let’s build on King’s vision.