Brazos Valley community prepares to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. | Local news
As usual, the walk will allow our communities to unite once again to walk for world peace, recognizing and celebrating the life, contributions and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr . “, reads a press release from BVAA. “This is also the time for us to celebrate resilience in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “
Due to COVID-19, the program will run virtually with a presentation by George Lee, a Bryan High School graduate and University of Oklahoma “edutainer” via the BVAA’s YouTube channel. Start of the program at 2 p.m.
This year’s event will also include a service project, supporting Family Promise of Bryan-College Station. Participants and all members of the community are encouraged to donate hygiene items to the nonprofit that supports families in need by providing shelter, meals and support services. BVAA will also accept donations to be given to the association before and after the walk.
Agnes Gray, chair of the program, said the BVAA chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority believed it was important not to take the vacation. As well as bringing together a diverse group of people from across the community, this gives the organization a chance to strengthen King’s work.
“I am so thrilled to see how over the past few years this has caught fire as we have so many children, our school children and our school districts who are also taking the initiative and supporting what is going on,” a- she said, noting the number of youth organizations participating. “That’s why we really want to target our younger generation, because once we get them to understand the story, they can share it with their kids as well, and that’s how you get it done. “