Join Us in Davenport to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the I have a Dream Speech

Brothers and Sisters,

 
On Wednesday August 28th, communities across the country, and indeed across the world, will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington D.C.  

 

 
The historic march has been called  many names over the years, but the original name was the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” and  these were the original demands of the marchers. 

 

 
-Meaningful Civil Rights Laws 
-Massive Federal Works Program
-Full and Fair Employment

 

-Decent Housing 
-The Right to Vote
-Adequate Integrated Education 

The nature of the demands that the marchers had then are very similar to the list of values and issues that the Labor Movement and our coalition partners continue to fight for today. 

 

 
Locally, Organizing for Action, led by Coalition member Kevin Perkins, is putting together an event to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy, and reaffirm our commitment to finishing the work that he and the Civil Right’s movement set out to accomplish 50 years ago. Numerous Community Coalition partners have placed their name on this event too in solidarity with the spirit of the anniversary. 

 

 
Please distribute the attached flyer far and wide. Upload the attached JPEG photo to your facebook and other social media pages. 

 

 
How many members can your local contribute to this historic anniversary? Come on, give us everything you got–and don’t forget to showcase your local’s pride by wearing your union t-shirt and other gear. 

 

 
Who: Quad Cities Community
What: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech 

 

Where: Lafayette Park (4th St and Gaines) Davenport, IA 
Time: 2:30pm
Flyer: See attached

 

 
In Solidarity,
 
Joshua Schipp

 

c/o

Quad City Federation of Labor
Dino Leone, President
4600 46th Ave Suite #4
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-788-1303 (Illinois office)
563-324-9414 (Iowa office)
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www.quadcityfed.com

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