Sunday, January 14, 2007

Nashville MAU & Friends will participate in MLK March tomorrow!!

Nashville Mothers Acting Up and friends will participate in Nashville’s city-wide MLK March on Monday January 15.

v We will gather at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, 1410 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208 at 10:00, meeting up with members of the Nashville Peace & Justice Center, LIVE and other area progressive organizations who will be celebrating the work and spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. and making a strong peace presence known in our community. Many of these folks will have arrived far earlier for speeches (in the sanctuary) and you are encouraged to do so if you feel so led.

v MAUs and friends will join begin marching by 10:30, joining other marchers from organizations all over the metro area at the official march start at 28th and Jefferson. The march culminates in speeches at TSU’s Gentry Center beginning at 11:30. Among the speakers are TSU President Melvin Johnson, Congressman Jim Cooper, and Mayor Bill Purcell. The keynote speaker will be Jeff Obafemi Carr, a teacher, actor, and author.

Ø Strollers, backpacks, slings and other carriers are advised for our smallest citizens—this is a very large city event and safety always comes first.

Ø Bring signs of celebration of King and of peace / mama activism if you choose.

Ø Wear your MAU tee, button and / or sticker, or dress in brightly colored garments with Nashville MAU’s trademark aprons, bringing our political selves beyond our own four walls and taking it to the streets as mobilized mamas (and daddies).

¨ While the work of King is, in fact, serious business, we will represent ourselves as joyful activists in it for the long haul…. What better example to set for our children?

¨ Monday’s weather calls for moderate temperatures and the possibility of rain, so please wear or bring gear accordingly.

Please let me know if you’ll be joining us so I can know to look out for you.

In spirited partnership,

Paige, for Nashville MAU

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