Every year this Martin Luther King statue, that stood next to Anton de Kom, will be given to another school in Amsterdam South. The
first to receive this special statue that already experienced some challenges and broke his legs, are the students of ROC Amsterdam college Zuid, who created an amazing choreography for the
Day of Empathy. The students will decide to which school they will pass the statue. It will be an inspiration, keeping the dream alive.
The event on May 21, 2021, was called 'Rainbow through Walking and Dancing'. The day started in the Martin Luther King Park, with a story about Martin Luther King and
the illegally placed bronze statue. Groups then went walking and talking to get to know each other and improve empathy between the different groups in our society. At the finish the dance group
performed their show. Dance teacher Samora Esajas (left) led the group. The dancer holding the statue was born on the same day as Dr. King: January 15. The event was powered by May 3,
Day of Empathy, founded by Jerry Afriyie. Organization by Glenda Vijzelman (Stichting Crianza), Stichting Aduna, Vizualizin,
Pact+Dance, and was sponsored by City of Amsterdam, 4 en 5 Mei Comité, VSB Fonds, Stichting Nederland Wordt Beter.