2023-01-16 Hardly Raining
Seattleites marched in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 16, 2023. The 40th annual march began at Garfield High School and wound through the Central District. Outside the new Children and Family Justice Center, speakers called for an end to youth incarceration. Organizers carried banners and led chants in support of racial and economic justice.
The Seattle Martin Luther King Organizing Coalition organized the multi-day celebration. Along with the march, it included a virtual youth leadership event, a job-opportunity fair, free community workshops, and a rally. This year’s theme was “40 years of continuing King’s mission.”