School named for Dr. King plans march for kindness, justice
Event will kick off Kindness Week at Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School
January 13, 2015 (Sacramento): A school named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will hold a march for kindness and justice on Thursday (January 15) – the late civil rights activist’s birthday.
The march around the Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School campus in Sacramento’s Pocket neighborhood will kick off a Kindness Week in which students will be challenged to perform acts of kindness to honor Dr. King’s legacy, said Principal Denise Lee.
“We take great pride honoring the legacy established by our namesake,” Lee said. “Dr. King’s hopes and dreams are alive and embody the spirit and pride in our learning community. We strive to provide the best learning experience possible in hopes of developing compassionate citizens for our society’s future.”
Built in 1988, Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 is one of nine Sacramento City Unified School District schools that offer a continuous education for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Sixth grade students and their parents can tour MLK’s middle school program at 9 a.m. on January 15, 20 or 22.
WHAT: MLK Kindness and Justice March
WHEN: 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 15
WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School, 480 Little River Way, Sacramento, CA 95831