Please join our Santa Cruz Police Department and local NAACP’s 2018 March for the Dream to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday morning, Jan. 15, in downtown Santa Cruz.



Diverse community groups will be marching in this opportunity to build authentic bonds of human understanding and value. They include Santa Cruz City Schools with students from elementary grades through high school, Santa Cruz Warriors’ team members, Inner Light Ministries, Santa Cruz Indivisible and Temple Beth El. The Santa Cruz Peace Chorale will be serenading at street corners with a convergence of songs from multiple languages and cultures honoring the legacy and work of Dr. King.



Image Courtesy of Santa Cruz Peace Chorale                                     Photo Courtesy of Santa Cruz Indivisible


The march begins at 10 a.m. at Cathcart Street between Cedar and Pacific and proceeds to Cooper Street for a program of speeches at 11 a.m.  Speakers include President of the Santa Cruz NAACP Brenda Griffin, Santa Cruz Warriors Coach Aaron Miles, Santa Cruz Police Chief Andy Mills, local NFL champion Dwight Lowery, Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend and Santa Cruz Mayor David Terrazas.


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Coach Aaron Miles Courtesy of SC Warriors      SC Police Chief Andrew Mills        Dwight Lowery Courtesy of Neil Simmons


After the speeches, there will be family-friendly activities at Cooper Street and Abbot Square in partnership with the Museum of Art and History.


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Photo Courtesy of Downtown Santa Cruz                                         Photo Courtesy of Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History


Please join us in this inspirational event to further peace, justice and community!


2018 March for the Dream Schedule Monday, Jan. 15:

9 – 10 a.m. March lineup at Cathcart Street between Cedar Street and Pacific Avenue where groups check-in and  meet and Individual marchers are welcomed.

10 a.m. March begins.

11 a.m. Gathering at Cooper Street for speech program.

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Family-friendly activities at the MAH and on Cooper Street.


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