Spelman College's Marian Wright Edelman to be honored during dedication of the Pathway of Justice walkway in Ohio
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on October 14, 2021 |
Community, religious, and civic leaders will dedicate the Pathway of Justice in Columbus’s Washington Gladden Social Justice Park on Sunday, October 24. The prolific civil rights activist and Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, will be among those being honored with a new guide stone engraved with her quote: “The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.” The paver is made possible by the committed supporters, alumni, and staff of Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio.
The Pathway of Justice in Washington Gladden Social Justice Park is a walkway of guide stones engraved with quotations pertaining to social justice by such notable figures as Jane Addams, James Poindexter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Martin Luther King, Jr., Aminah Robinson, Amanda Gorman, and of course, Washington Gladden. The Park was developed and is maintained with support from numerous private and corporate donors and is overseen by a board of community members.
The 30-minute dedication ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the social justice park located at East Broad Street and Cleveland Avenue in the heart of the city’s Discovery District. The green space opened in October 2018 as the nation’s first park dedicated to the theme of social justice.
Dedication of the Pathway of Justice in the Washington Gladden Social Justice Park
1:00p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2021
- Rev. Dr. Tim Ahrens, Senior Minister of First Congregational Church, with the United Church of Christ
- Archie Griffin, former president and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association and a trustee of Washington Gladden Social Justice Park
- Stephanie Hightower, President and CEO of the Columbus Urban League
- Tracy Nájera, PhD, Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio
Washington Gladden Social Justice Park
404 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The event will proceed rain or shine, and we encourage those attending to follow CDC guidelines for health and safety.
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