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SCLC and Unions Lead King March
By Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Published April 2, 2009

Carrying on the legacy and commemorating the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., two of the regions most powerful organizations will lead a rally expected to attract thousands on Saturday April 4th.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles (SCLC) will be joined by unions representing the local and national labor force for the “Remembering King, Realizing the Dream” march and rally scheduled for the day the renown civil rights leader was murdered.

The event is designed to call attention to and renew the focus on the need for quality jobs and education and safer neighborhoods and will take place on Saturday, April 4, at 9 a.m. beginning at Foshay Learning Center (intersection of Harvard Avenue and Exposition Boulevard) and traveling west on Exposition Boulevard to Dorsey High School (Farmdale Avenue).

“We will be talking about the same things that Dr. King lived and died for. Jobs, education and safe neighborhoods,” said SCLC president The Rev. Eric Lee.

The rally will take place at Dorsey High School at 12 noon. Confirmed speakers include: California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Mike Garcia, president SEIU Local 1877, Faith Culbreath, president SEIU SOULA Local 2006, Mar’a Elena Durazo, executive secretary -treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, A.J. Duffy, president, United Teachers of Los Angeles, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, executive director of the Community Coalition in Los Angeles, Damien Goodmon, FixExpo.org, and the SCLC’s Reverend Lee.

Community partners include the: SEIU, AFL-CIO, United Teachers Los Angeles, Fix Expo Campaign, Say Yes to Children!, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Brotherhood Crusade, and Mothers in Action. For more information, please visit sclclosangeles.org or call (323) 290-4100.

The mission of the SCLC of Greater Los Angeles is to promote the philosophy of its founder Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., of non-violent progressive social change. For more information and to get involved, please call (323) 290-4100 or visit sclclosangeles.org.

 

 

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