5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration
On January 18, 2021, share the joy of inclusive community
in downtown Lexington!
An Invitation from CARE Rockbridge
Due to pandemic health concerns, this year’s celebration is designed to allow community members to find and maintain a distanced space to demonstrate public commitment to an equal and inclusive community. For the health and safety of yourself and others please wear face coverings. We will Stand Up for Justice, Love, and Equality in the streets of our Community!
CARE will simultaneously use a rectangle of streets at the heart of our parade route. The Stand Up will begin at 10:30 and finish at 10:45. Participants should begin taking spaces in the street at 10:15 a.m. and no earlier than 10 a.m. The parade will finish before 11:00 a.m.
Participants will be directed to open spaces with assistance of our Marshals. For the health and safety of yourself and others please wear face coverings. All participants not dependent on the physical assistance of others will stand as single individuals. We will direct participants to find spots that are isolated by a minimum of 6 feet on all sides.
We will use photography, professional drone imagery, and individual selfies (bring your phones!) to capture a images of a community that is claiming its streets for nonviolence.
CARE plans to have a moment during the celebration on Monday remembering persons who have died from the virus as well as African American persons shot dead or maimed while unarmed by police officers. CARE would like for churches, with church bells, to ring their church bells. Come to Grace and help ring our steeple bell, O Come and Worship, at 10:40 am for 45 seconds on January 18 in honor of COVID victims, Health Care Workers, and victims of Police violence.