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Tandy to kickoff Presbyterian Church U.S.A. MLK Day “Justice Walk” Thursday, January 15th

Wednesday January 7, 2009

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Councilman David Tandy (D-4) will join the Presbyterian Church USA to kick off its MLK Day “Justice Walk” on Thursday, January 15th at 1:00pm.

The staff and leadership of the Presbyterian Church USA will honor the social justice work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Louisville community activists, groups and organizations working for justice, peace and equity issues have been invited to be partners for justice on the day of the walk.

“I can think of no better way to honor, Dr. King,” says Tandy. “Those who walk are carrying on the work begun more 50 years ago to make our world a better place to live”.

The theme of the “Justice Walk”: Closer to the Dream: Faithful steps for Justice”.

The walk is scheduled on what would have been Dr. King’s 80th birthday.

It begins at 100 East Witherspoon and leads from the Presbyterian Center south on First Street past historical markers relating to slave trading, civil rights, community leadership and other related topics. Walkers will turn around at the Presbyterian Center in the Smoketown area south of Broadway and return to the Presbyterian Center on Witherspoon.

The Presbyterian Church USA serves approximately 2.2 million members in mission and ministry in approximately 10,800 congregations throughout the United States and the world.

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