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MLK Jr. Task Force to host 39th annual Peace Walk

By: Kathryn Pentiuk | Southfield Sun | Published January 11, 2024


SOUTHFIELD — The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, in partnership with the city of Southfield, will host the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk at 9 a.m. Jan. 15. This year’s theme is “Peace and Justice for the Next Generation.”

In a press release from the city, Faira Glenn, the president of the task force, stated, “Our theme of ‘peace and justice for the next generation’ provides the backdrop for our event ... We will continue to remember Dr. King and his commitment to dreaming of a world that recognized and believed in the humanity of all.”

The walk will begin at Hope United Methodist Church, 26275 Northwestern Highway, followed by a program at 11 a.m. at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. The program will feature Kamilia K. Landrum, the executive director of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP, and performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Tatum Payton of the Detroit Youth Choir and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Tylar Smith of Renaissance High School. A free international taste fest will be held in the Southfield Pavilion following the program.

For more information about the walk, call Dorothy Dean at (248) 790-0531. For more information about the program, call Kyle Van Lopes at (248) 331-3113 or visit