Takin’ It to the Streets is an urban international festival that leverages artistic expression and community organizing to radically reimagine the world and our communities as they could be. This year’s ‘Streets festival is a component of the broader MLK Living Memorial Project, an effort to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1966 march into Marquette Park with the construction of Chicago’s first permanent memorial to Dr. King and a series of associated legacy projects. The 1000 Mile March will lead into Marquette Park that morning and will kick off the festival that afternoon.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016 | MARQUETTE PARK | CHICAGO, IL
Featuring critically acclaimed artists from around the world, family activities, international food, inspirational talks and bazaar.
The 1,000 Mile March will recreate a portion of King’s historic 1966 march into Marquette Park and celebrate the tremendous efforts of community members, organizations and institutions to create a more just city, while recognizing that we still have many more miles to go. King marched with 700 others that August 5th day, and this year’s 1000 Mile March will bring that many people and more together from across the city and country to gather in unity and march for peace and justice on August 6, 2016.
Takin’ it to the Streets is produced by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), a globally recognized community organization that that fosters health, wellness, and healing in the inner-city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts and operating a holistic health center.
The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Learn more about IMAN: www.imancentral.org