Youth Rally & March

You are cordially invited to attend the Youth Rally and March on Monday, January 15th.  For additional information contact us via reply e-mail or at one of the following; or or 402.436.1974 or 402.730.8709.   Pre-rally doors open at 8:00 a.m., and the program begins at 8:45 a.m. in the UNL Student Union Ballroom at 14th & R St., and is followed by a Unifying March at 9:45 a.m. through the streets of downtown Lincoln.

The Youth Rally and March is organized by a diverse group of area youth and is held in conjunction with the national recognition of the birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The January 15th Call to Action experience will include content intended to inspire, educate, and entertain.  Content will include original and adapted work including but not limited to:  Plaintiff: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee Challenges the School System; Call to Action keynote – From Paper to Pixel, How The Headlines of the Past and Present Intersect; Sacrifices For You – A Letter from Dr. Leola Bullock; the Idea Scholars of Belmont Elementary School (Lincoln) performing a choral reading; Be the Headline dignitary challenge; Because of Them We Can tribute and recognition; and performances by Ignite Choir and Freedom Dancers of the Edge Dance Academy.  The day’s events will begin with a pre-rally celebration emceed by comedian and inspirational speaker Jarell Roach.  Activities will include performances from I Am Dance Performance Academy, face painting by the Lincoln Southwest High School girls’ basketball program, Lincoln High Drum Line, the annual I Am Somebody youth pledge, and more.

For more information, contact Peter Ferguson, Community Adult Adviser, at 402.730.8709 or  You can also receive updates and follow the rally on the Facebook page and Twitter @MRally93.

Young men and women study yourself. See who you really want to be and as soon as you see it, say it. Put it out into the universe. You must say it and then go about the business of becoming it! - Dr. Maya Angelou