Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson will be among the speakers addressing a march for youth at Boston Common on Saturday afternoon, according to its organizers.
Organized by a non-profit of the same name, the Youth Action March is scheduled for noon at Carty Parade Ground on the common with a march around the perimeter of the common at 1:15 p.m..
The event is designed to get youth more politically engaged and connect them with organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, which are among those participating in the event, according to event organizer Zack Steigerwald Schnall.
Organizers expect modest numbers at marches across seven cities nationwide, including Amherst, Mass., New York, and Chicago. About 80 people are signed up on Facebook to attend the flagship Boston event with an additional 660 expected nationally, Steigerwald Schnall said in a phone interview.
“This is part of what will be known as the year of the march,” Steigerwald Schnall said. But he said he hopes “youth [will] leave today realizing that marching is not enough.”Lucas Phillips can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org