On January 19, 2015, thousands of people took to the streets of Philadelphia to “reclaim Martin Luther King Day.” While MLK Day has, since its inception, been a “day of service,” founds of the MLK march this year wanted to return to the roots of King as change-agent.

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With one small neighborhood march under our belts and the support of the Philly Childcare Collective, our group marched as part of a “family contingent” in the MLK D.A.R.E. march.

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So as thousands swept down Broad Street, we worked to create our own “crowd bubble” with red balloons and families looking out for each other.

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