Girl Scout troops, faith organizations, labor unions and technology company workers marched side by side in San Francisco Monday morning to honor the legacy of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.
The march was part of a three-day celebration that included lectures, an arts expo, a film festival and a day of service in remembrance of King.
“Today is not about staying in, it’s about service,” said Paula Farmer, who took part in the march with Glide Memorial United Methodist Church.
The Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation organized the annual event.
Theresa Rutherford, who participated Monday with a union for service workers, said everyone at the march had varying calls for justice but they all had the same message, "We are one people that all have the same goal and same aim that we all want to take care of our families, that we all want our children to be safe, that every child matters."
"It’s important that we show up and support that legacy and continue to push the agenda forwards in regards to equality, equity and fairness," said Willie Henry, a program manager at Facebook.
Kimberly Moses, another participant who works for the Port of Oakland, said she was inspired by King's work around the Poor People's Campaign, which tries to address issues of disparity between the wealthy and the poor.
"We're fighting privatization, we're trying to save public education, we're trying to save our environment, we're trying to eradicate homelessness," said Moses.