This Saturday, August 24, beginning at 8 AM, Highlander will join the National Action Network, NAACP, SEIU, and people from across the country at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Organized by A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the March on Washington demanded economic and racial equality, and it was there that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream Speech.”
“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.”-Dr. King.
Now illustrates Highlander’s current work to continue pursuing the Dream with programs such as the Zilphia Horton Cultural Organizing Project, our Seeds of Fire Program, and our work with STAY (Stand Together Appalachian Youth) to support an ever-growing movement of young people fighting for economic equity, immigrant rights, voter rights, juvenile justice, and worker rights. Now also illustrates that the waves of justice will rise over suppression and oppression in all areas as long as the work in social justice remains current with the times.
Saturday’s event will also carry on the work of the original March, which led in part to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. With the Voting Rights act now gutted by the Supreme Court, Saturday’s event will demand an end to voter suppression and attacks on the people’s right to govern themselves, call for the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws and the targeting of Black men, and demand racial and economic equality for all people.
Highlander was there 50 years ago, and Highlander will be there Saturday. We hope you can join us.
For more information, visit: http://nationalactionnetwork.net/mow/and Highlander will be there Saturday. We hope you can join us.
For more information, visit: http://nationalactionnetwork.net/mow/