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Reminder: Please RSVP to this event so the sponsors can plan to have enough food and drinks on hand. Laura Hogan thanks you.
Progressives, labor, faith communities and social justice organizations will come together in solidarity in defense of worker's rights and to "Defend The American Dream" in a national day of action on April 4. You can learn more about your local activities and RSVP here. We Are One April 4 (http://www.we-r-1.org/):
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. The workers were trying to form a union with AFSCME.
“This is a day when people from all walks of life will stand together for what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for,” said Linda Hatfield, Chair of the Pima Area Labor Federation. “Today, we carry on the dream by supporting the rights of all workers to bargain for a middle-class life, our right to a voice in the political process and the respect that all people deserve.”
“On April 4th, just as in Memphis in 1968, teachers, firefighters, civil and human rights activists and small business owners are standing together against attacks on the middle class,” said Hatfield.
Beginning with worship services over the April 1 weekend, and continuing through the week of April 4, unions, people of faith, civil and human rights activists, students and other progressive allies will host a range of community and workplace-focused actions.
Join us in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where well-funded, right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for. It’s a day to show movement. Teach-ins. Vigils. Faith events. A day to be creative, but clear: We Are One.
We Are One events statewide: http://local.we-r-1.org/weareone/events/search/state/AZ
Here in Tucson (FB) Labor Action Center | Solidarity Rally and BBQ:
April 4, 2011 04:00PM to 07:00PM
Hosted by Laura Hogan
WHAT: Solidarity Rally and Barbeque in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted by the Pima Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
WHO: Working families, people of faith, civil and human rights activists, small business owners.
Open to the public: The public is invited to attend the rally and the free barbeque dinner.
Speakers: Linda Hatfield, Chair, Pima Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Clarence Boykins, President, Tucson-Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce
Elwood McDowell, Reverend, Trinity Missionary Baptist Church
Rubén Reyes, District Director, Office of Congressman Raúl Grijalva
WHEN: Monday, April 4th, 2011
WHERE: 4:00 PM – Solidarity Rally
Veinte de Agosto Park, Corner of Broadway Blvd & Church Avenue, Tucson, Arizona
5:00 PM – March to Armory Park
Route: East on Congress, South on Sixth Avenue on city sidewalks
5:15 PM – Barbeque at Armory Park
221 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona
Visuals will include rally signs, march along city sidewalks, families sharing a meal, speeches by community leaders.