January 20, 2014, 6pm: UCW MLK Day Celebration for Civil Rights and Workers Rights, Knoxville, TN
Dr. King’s powerful message of economic, racial, and social justice is an important inspiration for the work we’re doing in our union everyday—for workers’ rights, for justice on our campuses, and for our many communities. March in Knoxville's MLK Day Parade in the morning, and come celebrate and get inspired to get your year off right that evening!
Members from UCW in Memphis, where MLK was assassinated while fighting for a living wage, have been invited as guests of honor, and our speaker will be Stewart Acuff, who also spoke at our statewide convention. Read more about Mr. Acuff here.
Main dish provided (BBQ!)
Potluck sides and desserts
Music & Prizes
Co-sponsored with Jobs With Justice of East Tennessee: Facebook group, website
Join us that morning in the MLK Memorial March Parade!
Monday, January 20
Meet at 9am, Stepoff at 10am
YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center, 124 S. Cruze Street, 37915
We will line up on Martin Luther King, Jr Ave near Tabernacle Baptist Church
(Look for the UCW banner!)
Read more about the days leading up to Dr. King's assassination and the sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, TN here:
All Knoxville-area events: www.mlkknoxville.org
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-329-0085; Day of: 617-304-1108