July 24, 2024

TOPEKA — Students from Ottawa’s Youth Action Council and Youth in Government and Ottawa Volunteer Center director Lisa Rivers will join this morning’s Martin Luther King Junior Day march in Topeka. Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas legislators and other dignitaries will lead the march, which begins at 11:45 this morning at the State Judicial Center in downtown Topeka. The march is designed to highlight King’s legacy of equality and concern for humanity and a symbol of King’s civil-rights marches, said Dannon Taylor, who is among those Ottawa students bundling up and marching. The Kansas Volunteer Commission said the march is an effort to raise awareness that King Day is a “Day On, Not a Day Off,” and is an opportunity for volunteers to better their communities. The Ottawa students will also host a booth at a reception after the march at the First Presbyterian Church of Topeka this afternoon, said Lisa Rivers, Ottawa Volunteer Center director.
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