Georgians for a Department of Peacebuilding and Peacebuilding Infrastructure: www.facebook.com/groups/DoPGeorgia
We will gather on the East side of Ellis Street (at Peachtree Street), 30 minutes before the start of the Atlanta MLK Jr. March (which begins at 1:45 pm), and then join the march down Peachtree Street and on to Auburn Avenue (you may view the march route here: https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=32178.) And, you may view all MLK Jr. Holiday events here: http://www.mlk50forward.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/THE-KING-CENTER-EVENT-JANUARY-2018-rev8.pdf.
(Also, you may learn more about the Department of Peacebuilding Campaign here: https://www.peacealliance.org/issues-advocacy/department-of-peace/, and about HR. R. 1111, the Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017 here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1111?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.+R.+1111%22%5D%7D&r=1 Whether you can or cannot join us in Atlanta on the 15th, I hope you will join us at 9 pm that evening for our National Department of Peacebuilding call, which you may register for here: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/01FBFPTVS7BQV8D)
And, you may email your members of Congress, here: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/696/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17104
The rally in front of the King Center will follow the march and last until 4:30 pm.
Some of us will stay for the 3rd event of the Beloved Community Talks series, as well, which is scheduled for 6:00 pm,but last year, was moved to 5:00 pm with no advance notice.
MARTA Directions: Take any train to Five Points and exit on Peachtree Street, turn Left and walk up to the Corner of Ellis and Peachtree Streets.
Or, take the Red or Yellow Line to Peachtree Center MARTA Station and exit on Peachtree Street. Turn Right and walk to the corner of Ellis Street (actually closer than 5 Points, but is not directly accessible from all trains).
The march director wrote the following on an email :
“Please inform your participants to dress appropriately for the weather because there is 30 minutes from assembly and start time. We ask that everyone take all medications and come with their favorite walking shoes”. As far as I know,water bottles will not be provided, so you will probably want to bring your own).
Street Closures: Auburn Avenue between Jackson Street and Boulevard)