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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY: 8th graders to lead march in NYC; give speeches on civil rights issues

Manhattan Country School’s eighth graders will lead a march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students will stop along the march route to give speeches addressing contemporary civil rights issues.

Manhattan Country School students giving speeches at annual MLK March in 2012.
PRLog - Jan. 9, 2013 - NEW YORK -- MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY: Manhattan Country School’s 8th graders to lead  peaceful march in NYC; give speeches on civil rights issues.

VIDEO FROM OUR STUDENT-DRIVEN MLK MARCH: http://www.manhattancountryschool.org/blog/mcs-students-lead-march-honor-mlk-january-21

On Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10 a.m., Manhattan Country School’s eighth graders will lead a peaceful and inspirational march through the streets of New York City in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Having chosen the route and theme of the march themselves, MCS students will stop at strategic points along the march route to give public speeches they have written addressing contemporary civil rights issues.

This event marks the 25th anniversary of our student-driven march. The theme is “In 25 Years: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Struggles of the Past, Looking Toward Justice for Tomorrow.”

MCS families, alumni, and the public are invited to attend. Free. Please join us at the beginning of the march or meet us along the route to hear student speeches, sing freedom songs, and participate in a unique event that is educational and uplifting.

• View images from the 2012 march: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101506094365734...

• Read student speeches from the 2012 march: http://www.manhattancountryschool.org/sites/manhattancoun...

Manhattan Country School teaches students not only to know about the world, but also to play an active role in making it better. Students are cultivated to be agents of change, who bring passion, intellect and creativity to solve the world’s problems. MCS students approach this annual march with a strong foundation of political awareness.

2013 MLK March Route:

Starting time & location: 10 a.m. at Gracie Mansion
(East End Avenue and 89th Street)

Ending time & location: 1 p.m. at Manhattan Country School
(7 East 96th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues)

1. Gracie Mansion (East End Avenue and 89th Street)
2. ASPCA (424 East 92nd Street, between 1st and York)
3. 92nd Street Y (92nd Street and Lexington Avenue)
4. Dream Charter School (232 East 102nd Street, Between 2nd and 3rd)
5. The Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Avenue, between 103rd and 104th)
6. Manhattan Country School (7 East 96th Street, Between Madison and 5th Avenues)

About Manhattan Country School:

Reflecting the vision of the Civil Rights Movement, Manhattan Country School teaches students in a community with no racial majority and broad economic diversity. Our goals for students are academic excellence, intellectual freedom, social awareness, self-confidence, and firsthand knowledge of the natural world. MCS is unique among NYC independent schools in having a 180-acre working farm integral to the curriculum and a slide scale for tuition.

About Manhattan Country School’s sliding-scale tuition:

Because MCS sustains an unparalleled commitment to economic diversity compared to independent school (76% vs. 22%), tuition revenue only covers approximately 70% of our annual operating budget. Meeting our budget requirements each year depends on a successful Annual Fund. Gifts to the MCS Annual Fund sustain our program, our mission and our steadfast commitment to an equitable tuition program that fosters broad racial, cultural and economic diversity. To support MCS’ 2012-2013 Annual Fund, please contact Akemi Kochiyama, Director of Development, at 212-348-0952 ext. 283 or donate online: https://gws.inresonance.com/manhattancountryschool/

For more information about the MLK March, please contact:

Corris Little
Communications Coordinator
Manhattan Country School
7 East 96th Street, New York, N.Y. 10128
E-mail: clittle@manhattancountryschool.org
Phone: (212) 348-0952, ext. 281
• Cell: (212) 444-8276 (best contact # on day of the march or after 5 pm.)

Website: www.manhattancountryschool.org
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