DAY ONE – PARADE & RALLY

Date: Sun. Oct 7 | Time: 3P | Location: West & Wood St., Downtown Youngstown | Parade: Register here.

Over 100 years ago the Negro Silent Protest Parade was a silent march of about 10,000 African Americans along Fifth Avenue starting at 57th Street in New York City on July 28, 1917. It is arguably the most significant event that set the stage for civil rights marches.

Over 50 years ago the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, whose purpose of the march was to advocate for civil and economic rights for African Americans. At the march, Martin Luther King Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in which he called for an end to racism.

Now, steeped in our current societal woes, the Ohio NonViolence Week committee follows in the path laid before us by those torchbearers in the faith. With our annual parade and rally for peace, justice and equality for all people. Dr. King’s six principles of NonViolence are embedded deeply within this cause.

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DAY FIVE – ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

SMARTS ART SCHOOL – ARTISTIC EXPRESSION OF NONVIOLENCE

Date: Thur. Oct 11 | Time: 5P-7p | Location: SMARTS Art School |Ohio One, 25 East Boardman Street First Floor, Youngstown, OH 44503 | Info: pennywwells@sbcglobal.net