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This month we will be observing the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
As we reflect on the achievement embodied by this momentous event, we must also acknowledge the difficult road that lies ahead if we are to fulfill our country’s full promise of justice and liberty for all. It was on August 28, 1963 that Dr. Martin Luther Jr. delivered the historic and inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech.
Please join us as we celebrate the strides made over the past 50 years and look forward to the working for jobs and freedom for all. The march that happened 50 years ago mobilized hundreds of thousands of labor and civil rights fighters. This unity eventually won the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Let’s unite again to stop the war on workers and the attacks on public services.
Like the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike led by AFSCME, the March on Washington is part of our heritage as a union. Please march and wear your green AFSCME t-shirts!
Many 50th Anniversary Commemorations like this one are scheduled all over the country. Be part of this one.
In Seattle, the march, rally, and celebration cook-out is scheduled for Saturday August 17, 2013.
The day will begin with a march that will start on 23rd & Union and head down 23rd Ave to Jackson then head left on Jackson to Martin Luther King Jr. Way, where we will turn right and continue on until we reach MLK Memorial Park.
- MLK Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King Way S, Seattle.
Event sponsors include: Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), the MLK Jr. Celebration Committee, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, NAACP, United Black Christian Clergy, Church Council of Greater Seattle, MLK Jr. Labor Council.
SEE YOU THERE!
Contact: Jacquie Jones-Walsh at 206-245-9542 (cell); or Loretta Gutierrez, Pierce County CBTU at 253-359-2367; or Tracy Thomas at 206-902-7018.
Email us at PugetSoundChapterCBTU@gmail.com.