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NKY Unites for a peaceful unity demonstration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, starts at Mall Road ramp

NKY UNITES! to present second peaceful demonstration for unity.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and in solidarity with the diverse people of our community, NKY Unites! will present its second peaceful demonstration for unity. 

The demonstration will take place in Florence, Kentucky on Saturday, January 14th from noon to 1:45 p.m.  

After its first successful demonstration in Covington, Kentucky on December 3rd, which had nearly 200 participants, NKY Unites! will bring its demonstration to Boone County to ensure that all citizens in our region know that hate will not be tolerated or condoned in Northern Kentucky.

Cincinnati Muse

Cincinnati Muse

To demonstrate unity, “we will stand arm in arm along Mall Road as we protest oppression and encourage our fellow citizens to take a stand in support of equality.”

NKY Unites! is a nonpartisan, local, grassroots group of united Northern Kentuckians who value diversity and its benefits to our community. We engage in social action to educate others about racism, bigotry, homophobia, sexism, xenophobia, ableism, ageism, and class discrimination. We speak out against any agency, policy, practice, organization, or person that actively or passively 
promotes bigotry and oppression. 

The purpose of this demonstration is to stand in solidarity with anyone who could be impacted by changes in our government or the recent resurgence of acts of bigotry in our community. Northern Kentucky is a community of kind and caring individuals.

Regardless of religion, race, age, and political affiliation, there are many Northern Kentuckians who appreciate diversity, respect women, denounce bigotry, and are not afraid to speak out against the rhetoric of hate or fear. This group promotes LGBTQ+ rights, religious freedom, racial equality, gender equality, and accessible healthcare for all.

This demonstration will begin at the corner of Mall Road and the 71/75 ramp in Florence at noon.  Walking will be brief and the area is relatively flat and accessible to people of diverse physical abilities. 

The demonstration will be kicked off by MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir.  MUSE is an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice.


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