Kids March for Black Lives will take place Sunday, Sept. 13, 3-5:15 p.m. starting at McPike Park.

Several of Madison’s child-centered organizations, from the Aldo Leopold Nature Center to Families for Justice, are collaborating to host this event and to show a unified front of support for movement demands. We will have several fun stations where kids can do chalking, decorate a banner, make signs and noisemakers and record a video. We will disburse books that have been purchased for the Little Free Libraries as part of the “Little Free Library Racial Justice Takeover.”

The march will be short and we will end at Orton Park where we’ll get to hear Ali Muldrow speak about the importance of educating our children about race.

Included in the agenda will be a short but poignant teach-in about movement demands. We echo those demands as our own and will be highlighting the need for our community to move with expediency to defund the Madison Police Department and invest in Black communities.

This event is hosted by allies in the Movement for Black Lives and is geared towards children who, like most of us, will benefit from some unpacking of what “safety” really means.