Join the Continuation of Dr. King’s Work at 60th Anniversary of March on Washington in Albuquerque on Saturday, August 26th
On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 peaceful demonstrators from across the United States of America joined together for the first March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They came together to demand voting rights and equal opportunity for African Americans and to appeal for an end to racial segregation and discrimination.
From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. He said, “So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal.” https://thekingcenter.org/about-tkc/martin-luther-king-jr/
Sixty years later, his son, Martin Luther King III, Chairman of the Drum Major Institute, stated the 60th anniversary March in Washington, DC on Saturday, August 26th “It’s Not a Commemoration, it’s a Continuation! We March on!” https://drummajorinst.org/
His wife, Arndrea Waters King, invited people from all around the world to Washington, DC to call for action to continue the dream. She said, “Too many politicians have made Black and Brown Americans’ and marginalized groups’ lives unnecessarily difficult. It won’t be easy, but if we use our voices for good, change will happen, and this is our time to demand it. It’s our turn to help realize the Dream and make democracy for all a reality.” https://drummajorinst.org/
If you are unable to travel to Washington, you are invited to the Albuquerque 60th Anniversary of the March on Saturday, August 26th. The March for Jobs and Freedom: 60 Years and Still Marching will begin at Faith Temple Church, at 1000 Broadway Southeast. http://www.faithtemplecogic.org/default.asp?sec_id=180005641 The gathering and line up will begin at 9:30 am. The march will begin at 10 am with a rally from 10:30 am to noon. Flyer here: ABQ March On Washington
The proud march sponsors are the Albuquerque NAACP http://naacpabq.org/ , the Democratic Party of New Mexico Black Caucus http://naacpabq.org/ , and the Albuquerque Veterans for Peace, Chapter 63 https://www.facebook.com/VFP063/ . Together they march for jobs and higher wages for all workers now, and demand an end to police brutality now and for decent housing now.
Join local leaders and activists to continue the work of social activists like Martin Luther King Jr. Stand up against discrimination, hate crimes, and prejudice. Stand up for freedom, equality, and justice for all.
- Friday, August 18th from noon to 1 pm MT – Join the weekly peaceful protest for nuclear disarmament on the corners of Alameda and Guadalupe in downtown Santa Fe with Veterans for Peace, CCNS, Nuclear Watch NM, Loretto Community, Pax Christi, Nonviolent Santa Fe, and others.
Come talk with us about the Back from the Brink campaign. Pick up materials to support your work to prevent nuclear war. https://preventnuclearwar.org/
- Sign the Tewa Women United petition to Protect Vulnerable NM Communities: Halt Radioactive Tritium Release from LANL. LANL is proposing to vent four flanged tritium waste containers (FTWCs) by September 30, 2023 (the end of the fiscal year). https://tewawomenunited.org/2023/08/its-happening-again-petition-to-halt-lanls-planned-tritium-release
- Sunday, August 20th from 5 to 7 pm at the Dixon Fire Station – Los Alamos Downwind Neighbors are hosting a public meeting about the Nukes Next Door. Joni Arends of CCNS will be speaking. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Monday, August 21st at 9 am – Joni Arends of CCNS is presenting to the NM Interim Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Legislative Committee about the hexavalent chromium plume. The meeting is in Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The agenda is available: https://www.nmlegis.gov/agendas/RHMCageAug21.23.pdf For more information and access to handouts: https://www.nmlegis.gov/committee/Interim_Committee?CommitteeCode=RHMC
- Trinity: Legacies of Nuclear Testing – A People’s Perspective Art Exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM. The exhibit will be up until September 23, 2023. https://www.lascruces.gov/1528/Branigan-Cultural-Center
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