Bridging 23 Unity Walk

Date: 
Sat, Jun 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

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The WCDP Black Caucus is organizing a non-partisan, Bridging 23 Unity walk set for June 2nd, 2018. We are reaching out to the Washtenaw County Community to support this initiative. The Unity Walk is designed to build a connection across the US 23 dividing line, for which there is a very real perception that US 23 divides our county racially and economically. Walking together from one community into the next is the perfect way to help get people from all accross the county walking and talking together and potentially forming a deeper understanding of our communities.

The Walk

The idea to organize a Unity Walk was born at the very first Bridging 23 circle that was sponsored by the DRC and The Association for Youth Empowerment. The experience of hearing others talks about their county and the dissimilarity of others perception of their county ignited a need for a walk from Ann Arbor city hall and end at Ypsilanti city hall with a Unity celebration in Ypsilanti at the Freighthouse. The reality is that the governing bodies of both cities must unite for the County to Unite. That is the significance of walking from city hall to city hall. You may register here thru eventbrite or registration will begin at 8 am in front of City Hall in Ann Arbor with speakers, music, coffee, juice, water and light food on the day of the walk. The walk will begin at 9 am and proceed down Washtenaw into the city of Ypsilanti. It is a 9 mile walk so if people are walking three miles per hour they should arrive in Ypsilanti between 12 and 1 pm. In Ypsilanti there will be a speech, possibly awards and the Unity celebration at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse.

Please register and join us for this Unity in the Community walk.

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Location: 
Ann Arbor City Hall
Address: 
301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107

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