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Let’s Walk towards Greater Belonging for Every Person in Glendale

In May 2021, a new tradition began in Glendale–the Martin Luther King Jr. PeaceWalk! On Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm, the tradition continues–and grows!

This year, our walk’s theme is EVERYONE BELONGS. Could there be places in our city that are less welcoming to certain types of people? Does every child in our schools feel completely accepted? Does each person looking for a home feel they have the same chance at securing one? Do retail establishments keep closer eyes on certain shoppers than others? Are there congregations that give the cold shoulder to some that come to their doors?

Glendale’s PeaceWalk will be a moving witness to our passion to continue Dr. King’s work of justice right here in our city until every person knows they TRULY BELONG in all parts of our city. This is an uplifting event designed to bring people from all walks of life together to celebrate how far we have come and to rededicate ourselves to the work left to do.

You can plan to attend by yourself, with members of your family, alongside colleagues from your office, with fellow club members or as part of a sponsoring nonprofit, business or congregation. You are encouraged to wear clothing and make signs that speak to the values of Dr. King. And children of all ages are more than welcome.

Location and Route

This year, we will gather in the south parking lot of the Glendale Civic Auditorium at the corner of North Verdugo Road and East Mountain Street, adjacent to Glendale Community College. After our kickoff rally, we will walk south on Verdugo Road until it becomes Glendale Avenue and then will continue south to East Wilson Avenue. We will turn right and continue on Wilson until we arrive at First Baptist Church of Glendale, at the corner of Wilson and North Louise Street. We will conclude our time together with a celebration program inside First Baptist Church.

Schedule

  • 1:30 pm: Gather for PeaceWalk at Glendale Civic Auditorium’s South Parking Lot
  • 2:00 pm: PeaceWalk Kickoff Rally
  • 2:25 pm: PeaceWalk Begins
  • 3:15 pm: PeaceWalk Arrives at First Baptist Church of Glendale
  • 3:30 pm: PeaceWalk Celebration
  • 4:15 pm: PeaceWalk Concludes