Public invited to join DPS 3rd annual Unity March

Photo by Zeinab Najm Marchers walk from Henry Ford Centennial Library to the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center during the 2016 #TheRealDearborn Unity March.

Photo by Zeinab Najm
Marchers walk from Henry Ford Centennial Library to the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center during the 2016 #TheRealDearborn Unity March.

 

DEARBORN — Dearborn high school students have organized the third annual #TheRealDearborn Unity March, inviting the public to participate at 1 p.m. Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Concerned about inaccurate descriptions of life in Dearborn, students from Dearborn, Edsel Ford and Fordson high schools have worked together to once again organize the march in an effort to bring people together and show the diversity and unity of Dearborn.

The students agreed that Martin Luther King Day was the best time to hold #TheRealDeaborn Unity March celebrating Dearborn’s historic diversity, rich culture, and united community.

“The students believe strongly in their city and have worked hard to host an event that showcases the welcoming community spirit that thrives in Dearborn and gives everyone the opportunity to show their support,” Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Glenn Maleyko said. “They invite everyone to participate.”

Marchers will gather outside the west entrance Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., at 1 p.m. Those in attendance will walk a short distance from the Ford Center to the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., and then back.

The event will then move indoors for a short program that includes students sharing their stories and readings to demonstrate how life in Dearborn exemplifies King’s message of brotherhood and sisterhood.

The students organizing the march hope the approximately 90-minute-long event will draw hundreds of supportive youth and families, community leaders and civic organization members.

The students encourage people to go to the Twitter and Instagram accounts promoting the event. People are invited to post photos and comments @RealDearborn.

For more information, contact Violet Souweidane at souweiv@dearbornschools.org or Norma Harb at HarbN@dearbornschools.org.