March for the Dream

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On Monday, Jan. 16, the 31st Annual March for the Dream will fill the streets of Sacramento. The event attracts 20,000 Northern Californians who “march, celebrate and to recommit themselves to the universal values of freedom, social justice and equality for all.” It’s free to march, but many marchers also raise money for MLK365, a nonprofit that advances the vision of Martin Luther King Jr. You can volunteer to help out at the event or register for the walk itself, which has three starting points: the Oak Park Community Center at 8:30 a.m., Grant High School at 8:30 a.m., and Sacramento City College at 9 a.m. After the march, participants can join in the celebration, complete with poetry readings, an employment “village” and a dramatic arts ensemble, to name just a few. Got the day off? Why not participate! Don’t have the day off? Maybe it’s worth using a vacation day!