What to Do on MLK Day: Join the FirstU Love Unit

Celebrate Peace and Community

Hey, everyone! Looking for an opportunity to celebrate peace on Martin Luther King’s birthday? To walk in solidarity with residents of Wilmington’s vibrant West Side community?

cropped-r-heart.pngWest Side Grows Together, one of Wilmington’s most vibrant community groups, is sponsoring its 4th annual parade—and everyone’s invited.

Let’s create a First Unitarian LOVE UNIT to participate in the Peace Parade and Community Celebration behind our STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE banner. Wear your SSL shirts too.

The parade will form outside St. Paul’s Church at 4th and Jackson. Arrive about 1:45 to form our group and find our place in the line of march. Once the parade begins, we’ll walk (with drum lines, positive message boards, and a spirit of celebration) to the Be Ready Church—where there will be food and music for all ages.

Peace Parade

Vanity Constance Sanders is a great young leader in the West Side community. We’ve worked with her group before through the Movement for a Culture of Peace and the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence. This is the 4th year of this parade and celebration.

Folks wishing to carpool to the city from First Unitarian should arrive at church between 1:00 and 1:15. Bring water and snacks for the kids—and strollers for the toddler set. Carpools will self-organize in the parking lot, and you can expect to return to FirstU by about 4:30.

Leave a comment on this site if you are coming. Look back often for further comments, instructions, and ideas about how to participate together.(Be sure you are subscribed to the Connector!) For more on West Side Grows and the parade, follow on Facebook


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