RealDearborn flier 2018 web(Press release provided by Dearborn Schools)

For the third consecutive year, Dearborn students are organizing #TheRealDearborn Unity March and inviting the public to participate with them at 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 15). 

Concerned about inaccurate descriptions of life in Dearborn, students from Dearborn, Edsel Ford, and Fordson high schools have worked together to again to organize the march to bring people together and show the diversity and unity of Dearborn.  

The students agree that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the perfect time to hold #TheRealDeaborn Unity March celebrating Dearborn’s historic diversity, rich culture, and united community. 

Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko, Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., along with other prominent members of the community, are planning to attend.

“The students believe strongly in their city and have worked hard to host an event that showcases the welcoming community spirit that thrives in Dearborn and gives everyone the opportunity to show their support,” Dr. Maleyko commented. “They invite everyone to participate.”

The public is invited to gather at 1 p.m. outside the west entrance of the Michael Guido Theater inside at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. to take part in the event. 

Those in attendance will march from the theater entrance, a short distance to the Henry Ford Centennial Library, and then back to the theater. The event will then move indoors for a short program that includes students sharing their stories and readings to demonstrate how life in Dearborn exemplifies Dr. King’s message of equality.

The students organizing the march hope the approximately ninety-minute long event will draw hundreds of supportive youth and families, community leaders and civic organization members. 

The students encourage people to visit the Twitter and Instagram accounts promoting #TheRealDearborn March. People are invited to post photos and comments @RealDearborn. 

For more information about how you or your organization can take part in the January 15 #TheRealDearborn March, please contact Ms. Violet Souweidane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms. Norma Harb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Media inquiries should contact Dearborn Public Schools Director of Communications Mr. David Mustonen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (313) 827-3006.