The 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration recognizes King's work promoting justice through the sharing of student essays, speeches, poetry and art. A march, starting at the Springfield Justice Center (230 4th St), takes participants through the Washburne district to Springfield High School for a reception and community celebration. Springfield students from kindergarten through high school share their work every year from the community to understand and honor the importance of the Civil Rights Movement and continued efforts to work for justice across all fronts, an idea which is exemplified by this year's theme "Justice for Everyone."
This event is wheelchair accessible and will have ASL and Spanish interpretation available in addition to Assisted-Hearing devices.
Pictured: downtown Springfield mural "Head Space," created by Rachel Mandala.