2nd Annual March for Unity, Racial Healing and Justice

2nd Annual March for Unity, Racial Healing and Justice

From the Tinner Hill Civil Rights Monument, where 100 years ago the first rural NAACP began in once-segregated Falls Church, VA, to The Falls Church Episcopal, several hundred marchers representing diverse races, religions, ethnicities, and more, will walk to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and gather for a program of unity, racial healing, and justice as communities struggle to understand and overcome the violence and hate witnessed in Charlottesville last summer.

For one-half mile, with warming stations along the way, participants will march, sing, and stand together in unity. The event is designed to focus attention on the need for communities to come together peacefully and demand justice for those whose rights are in danger of being violated and to begin a dialogue on solutions to heal our nation’s divisiveness.

Immediately following the march, a 90-minute program at The Falls Church Episcopal, will feature a video honoring Dr. King, and an open panel discussion will be held. The invited panel speakers include:

  • U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA)
  • Fairfax NAACP: Kofi Annan, president, 
  •  Falls Church & Vicinity Social Justice Committee: Andrea Brown
  • ACLU/WPFW radio host: Garland Nixon
  • Black Lives Matter: Representative TBA
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): Zainab Arain
  • SURJNoVa: Cat Clark 

Both events are free and the public is encouraged to attend the march and the program, which follows.  Those unable to march can observe it from the sidelines or go directly to the program at the church. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Lineup 12:30 PM, March begins 1:00 PM.
Participants will meet at South Washington St. (Lee Hwy) and Tinner Hill Rd., Falls Church, VA 22046

Program & Panel Discussion:
1:30 - 3:00 PM
The Falls Church Episcopal, 115 E. Fairfax Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Free parking:
The Lincoln at Tinner Hill, 455 S. Maple Ave. & Falls Church Episcopal lots

Shuttle bus service:
Free shuttle bus for seniors and the disabled from the church to parking lot at The Lincoln after the program.