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VANCOUVER, BC – Dr. Bernice A. King, a Baptist minister and the youngest child of iconic U.S. civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will deliver the keynote address at the start of Canada’s first-ever Walk for Reconciliation on Sunday, September 22, Reconciliation Canada Executive Director Karen Joseph announced today.

The Walk will be the culmination of a week of reconciliation activities in Vancouver taking place in conjunction with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) National Gathering Event.

“Reconciliation Canada is honoured that Dr. Bernice King will be speaking at our Walk for Reconciliation”, says Karen Joseph, Reconciliation Canada’s Executive Director. “Elder Dr. King has said that we all have a responsibility to move our world toward a beloved community. Reconciliation Canada shares this same philosophy. Having Dr. King speak at our Walk is especially meaningful, given that this year is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and her father’s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’.”
Dr. Bernice A. King will walk the final 100 yards of the Walk before being gifted with a unique student-crafted art tile.  She will also be available for a book signing at the end of the Walk.

When: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 9:30 am

Where: Queen Elizabeth Plaza, West Georgia and Hamilton Street