Married & Proud of It
Event Theme: 2012 – IT TAKES TWO!
Black Marriage Day will be celebrated on March 25. It is celebrated annually by faith-based and community groups on the fourth Sunday of March. Since 2003, marriage activists in hundreds of cities have celebrated Black Marriage Day to highlight the benefits of marriage, pay tribute to successful marriages, and promote marriage in the Black community.
Local government proclamations have recognized Black Marriage Day as promoting the strong families needed to build and maintain safe and healthy communities. More than 300 sponsors plan to celebrate Black Marriage Day 2012 on Sunday, March 25, 2012, with the theme: “It Takes Two.”
Marriage Inc. proudly partners with the Wedded Bliss Foundation, Inc., Washington, D.C., in supporting the national initiative to create cultural change in the Black community for reconsidering marriage. The Black community has the lowest rates of marriage, and needs a specific effort to help reduce out-of-wedlock childbirths and reduce divorce. Accordingly, in support of Black marriage in Kankakee County, Marriage Inc. and its affiliates will be observing Black Marriage Day on Sunday, March 25, with observations to continue through Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Join the Celebrations – Wear Your Badge
Please support Black Marriage Day by wearing your badge, reminding our community you are proud to be married, and It Takes Two! Badges are available from your local church, or from Marriage Inc. offices (no charge): 815-939-5385 or email@example.com.