In the 50 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, our nation has taken tremendous strides towards realizing MLK’s Dream of ending racial inequality and achieving civil rights freedom. However, during the same time, the disappearance of good jobs and growing economic inequality threaten to leave MLK’s Dream unfulfilled and out of reach for millions of Americans. In fact, President Obama recently stated that this economic inequality is weakening the country’s social fabric, undermining ordinary Americans’ belief in upward mobility and stoking race and class divisions as Americans feel they must fight for a piece of an increasingly shrinking pie.
JOIN the conversation on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21st as civil rights legends, media commentators, and low-wage workers discuss how MLK’s Dream – a vision that included both racial and economic equality – is relevant now more than ever, and what can be done today to make the Dream a reality.
Light appetizers will be served. Cash bar available.
Wednesday, August 21st, 6-8 pm
The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, located at 529 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20045, Washington, District of Columbia 20045
Civil Rights and Labor Leader BILL LUCY, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela
ALVIN TURNER, 1968 Memphis Sanitation Striker
Chicago Tribune Columnist CLARENCE PAGE
National Radio Commentator JOE MADISON
LOW-WAGE WORKERS, who have been striking for living wages
Civil Rights Attorney MOSHE MARVIT, co-author of “Why Labor Organizing Should be a Civil Right”
SNCC Activist LARRY RUBIN
To RSVP, please contact Paco Fabián at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.