BELFAST — The 30th annual Martin Luther King Candlelight Walk and community gathering will be held, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. The candlelight walk will start from the Belfast Post Office, at 4:30 p.m., and proceed to the First Church on Spring Street for a gathering with music, readings from MLK's dedicated work, and commemoration of past and current struggles for racial justice.
The keynote speaker will be Kirsten Daley, a 2018 graduate of the University of Maine who is a dedicated activist in anti racist organizing and building community to fight larger systems of inequality.
Daley was the president of the UMaine Black Student Union, public relations chair of both the Student Women's Association and the Student Alliance for Sexual Health, and was public relations, social media, and event coordinator for the UMaine Office of Multicultural Student Life. She is also an active member of the YWOC for Reproductive Freedom Network.
Daley has written that she hopes to "make a career out of working with those who have been disenfranchised, harmed and marginalized by the prison system, police brutality, food insecurity, as well as other systems and institutions built on inequality. Revolution begins and ends with our ability to work as a community to help each other and elevate the voices of those most marginalized,” according to a news release.
“Join us in honoring Kirsten's work and the work of all who continue the struggle for civil rights, and recommit as a community to the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality for all,” the release said.
Sponsored by the MLK Peace and Justice Committee.
FMI: Meredith Bruskin, 338-5089