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Sacramento caravan in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday

A socially distant caravan will take place on Monday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sacramento. This is the second year in a row that the Sacramento NAACP and Black Lives Matter organized a caravan instead of a march due to COVID-19. The caravan begins at Grant Union High School in northern Sacramento at 6 p.m. 9, and the organizers are asking people to decorate their cars. The caravan route will lead attendees through downtown Sacramento past the Capitol and to Sacramento City College, where they hope more people will attend. From there, the caravan will go to the Oak Park Community Center and then on to Sacramento State University, where there will be a gathering. People will be asked to stay inside their vehicles. Betty Williams, chair of the larger Sacramento chapter of the NAACP, joined KCRA 3 on Monday to talk about this year's theme for MLK Day, "Reclaim MLK." "One of the many things that Dr. Martin Luther King fought for was inclusiveness, non-violence and our suffrage law, which was passed in 1965. And the fact that we are here in 2022 and fighting to get our suffrage law passed in Congress at this point is different to say the least, "she said. Reclaiming the dream has to do with regaining voting rights and allocating resources to fair housing and addressing homelessness, she said. She asked" everyone to come together "and write their congressional representatives on these issues.She also said it was important to make sure, "that our local government understands that homelessness is not an option. And that every resource must be used to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have shelter over their heads. ” The end of the caravan ends at Lot 8 in Sac State, she said. Vaccines and COVID-19 tests will be available on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A socially distant caravan takes place on Monday to honor Dr. The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in Sacramento.

This is the second year in a row that the Sacramento NAACP and Black Lives Matter organized a caravan instead of a march due to COVID-19.

The caravan begins at Grant Union High School in northern Sacramento at 6 p.m. 9, and the organizers are asking people to decorate their cars.

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The caravan route will lead attendees through downtown Sacramento past the Capitol and to Sacramento City College, where they hope more people will attend.

From there, the caravan goes to the Oak Park Community Center and then on to Sacramento State University, where there will be a convention.

People will be asked to stay inside their vehicles.

Betty Williams, president of the larger Sacramento chapter of the NAACP, joined KCRA 3 Monday to talk about this year's theme for MLK Day, "Reclaim MLK."

"One of the many things that Dr. Martin Luther King fought for was inclusiveness, non-violence and our suffrage law, which was passed in 1965. And the fact that we are here in 2022 and fighting to get our suffrage law passed in Congress at this point is different to say the least, ”she said.

Reclaiming the dream has to do with regaining voting rights and allocating resources to fair housing and addressing homelessness, she said.

She asked "everyone to come together" and write to their congressional representatives on these issues.

She also said it was important to make sure, "that our local government understands that homelessness is not an option. And that every resource must be deployed to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have shelter over their heads."

The end of the caravan ends at Lot 8 in Sac State, she said. Vaccines and COVID-19 tests will be available on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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