Economics of Compassion - Celebrating Our Favorite Examples!" is the theme of our flag. Richard and I (Fran) will be bringing this Topic-Talk Walks (TTWalks) celebration flag, mounted on a red wagon, to be a part of the annual 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Marade. We'll be walking 3 miles down Colfax Avenue, from East High School to the Civic Center. We'd love to share this celebration with you. Every year, on the 3rd Monday morning of January, Denver, Colorado, USA, has the biggest celebration in the world, for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Over 30,000 people participate each year, in the MLK Marade (http://drmartinlkingjrchc.org/index.php/marade). DEFINITION OF ECONOMICS OF COMPASSION
In 2013, I walked with this TTWalks' flag, in Washington, D.C., with over 250,000 people, celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. TTWalks' mascot, TTW frog, in a Facebook photo collage story, said that his definition of an "Economics of Compassion" is each frog's conservation of their living energy. Unlike frogs, the living energy of humans includes their powerful co-creativity. Dr. King hints at his definition of an "Economics of Compassion," when he said this about compassion: "True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It's not haphazard or superficial. it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."
Each of us experiences different favorite examples of an Economics of Compassion. I'd like to encourage each one of us to celebrate our individual favorite examples, of an Economics of Compassion, with each other. We are all sharing the happiness of Dr. King's loving dream for each of us to have our own daily individual experiences, of our favorite examples of an Economics of Compassion. WHEN TO MEET
Even though the Marade itself begins at 10:40 AM, our TTWalks' group meets at 9:30 AM, to listen to the Opening Ceremony, before the Marade begins. WHERE TO MEET
In years past, Fran and Richard have arrived early (about 9:00 AM), and set up the TTWalks' flag wagon, on the west side of the Dr. King monument, west of the Kaiser Permanente tent. If for any reason this location is not available this year, I recommend that everyone who RSVP's, please text me (Fran Rew), before the day of the Marade, with your name and the word "Marade," so that I can text you any location update, on the day of the Marade. Of course, if you don't have a cell phone, or don't use text, please call me, before you leave home for the Marade. My cell phone is (720)[masked].
Richard and Fran will be parking, in the East High School parking lot, off of Josephine, between 16th and 17th Avenue. This lot fills up rapidly, and street parking becomes scarce as well, after 9:30 AM. Please consider taking the bus, biking, and/or walking to this location. We'll need to take the bus, bike, or walk back to our cars, unless someone offers to park downtown to carpool people back to the MLK monument.
WEATHER AND ATTIRE
Dress in layers. Although the weather in the morning may be cold, it may warm up during our 3-mile walk down Colfax Avenue, from the MLK monument to the Civic Center, off of Broadway and Colfax. If, like last year, the weather turns out to be a blizzard, we will cancel this event, letting everyone know by cell phone and/or Meetup and Facebook comment, to those who have RSVP'd.
FLAG'S PURPOSE - ENCOURAGEMENT
Our TTWalks' flag is meant to encourage individuals to talk about and celebrate what they love most about their favorite examples of an Economics of Compassion. This celebration is intended to encourage the growth of an Economics of Compassion, on individual and shared levels. You can learn more about the TTWalks' 2013 MLK Marade celebration flag, on the Topic-Talk Walks domain page (http://topictalkwalks.com/TTWalks/Economics-of-Compassion.html).