Two Area Clergy Organizations to Lead Solidarity March in Kingston

candle light Rev. Dr. G. Modele Clarke, president
Rev. Arthur L. Coston, Sr., treasurer
Super. Jim Childs, chair, Advisory Board
Ministers’ Alliance of Ulster County

8 Hone Street * Kingston, NY 12401       845-339-0773
Saturday, Jan 17, Starting at 4 PM

For Immediate Release:

Two Area Clergy Organizations to Lead Solidarity March in Kingston

KINGSTON: Two area clergy organizations will lead a “solidarity” march through Kingston at 4:00 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015. The march is being staged to show solidarity with communities across the country, distressed by the recent refusal of grand juries in Ferguson, MO and New York City to indict police officers in the deaths of two black men. 

The candlelight march is organized by the Ministers’ Alliance of Ulster County and the Kingston Council of Churches. It will begin at the Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., stop in front of the County Court House then proceed to the Midtown Neighborhood Center. Once inside, clergy representatives will address the marchers.

Rev. Dr. G. Modele Clarke, president of the Ministers’ Alliance of Ulster County, said the march is an important vehicle for public expression. He said it serves at least two major functions. First, it will give area residents an opportunity to publicly express their concerns about the increasing number of black men killed by police officers across the country, Clarke said.

“Secondly,” he said. “It allows Kingston to say, ‘We care!’ about the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and so many other black men, and to do so peacefully and publicly.” 


The clergy organizations will also co-host a Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. commemorative service the following day at the Pointe of Praise Family Life Center, 243 Hurley Ave., Kingston. It will feature the Ulster County Community Choir, and will begin at 4:00 pm. Featured speaker will be Elder James B. Childs, pastor, Pointe of Praise Family Life Center. For further information, contact G. Modele Clarke, 845-339-3016 or 914- 388-0671                                                                                                      

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