December 12, 2017

Community Invitation To Walk With Us - Santa Cruz Police & NAACP Santa Cruz For 2018 MLK March For The Dream

Santa Cruz Police Chief Andrew Mills is honored and excited to announce that the NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch and the Santa Cruz Police Department will co-sponsor the first joint Santa Cruz MLK Day March.
The theme is “March for the Dream – Honor the Past, Impact the Future.” The March will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018. We begin at 10:00 a.m. at Pacific Avenue and Cathcart Street and end on Cooper Street. After the march, we will convene for speeches and family-friendly activities to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The March for the Dream is an opportunity to put Dr. King’s words and ideas into practice by bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to build authentic bonds of human understanding and appreciation.

“The MLK Day March is family friendly, inspiring, and collaborative, said SCPD Chief Mills. It’s also an opportunity for the businesses, social and community groups that make this city strong to come out and be recognized while supporting a common cause.”

We invite individuals and community groups/clubs/congregations to Walk With Us; RSVP your group name and the estimated number of people online. We invite you to fill out an application and secure your place in the march. The application deadline is January 10, 2018. Staging begins at 9:00 a.m. on Cathcart between Cedar Street and Pacific Avenue.

To volunteer for one of the many activities necessary to put on this event, please sign up online. We look forward to working with you.

Event details are available online at or the NAACP Santa Cruz Facebook page. For more information, please call 831-420-5844 or 831-429-2266.

We invite you to march with the Santa Cruz Police Department and the local NAACP. We believe as Dr. King said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."