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Dr. Martin Luther King March
January 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -MLK
In 1968, our drum major for justice, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was preparing a new march on Washington. This march, known as the Poor People’s Campaign, was intended to bring together people from across the country regardless of race and economic background to demand better jobs, better homes, better education and living conditions. This campaign was greatly hindered when on April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee while working with the local sanitation workers who were struggling for safer working conditions and better pay.
This year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign we are honoring his legacy of gathering our community across differences while lifting up the voice of the disenfranchised and the causes that are critical to emerging a more beloved community in which the dignity and worth of every human being is honored and cherished. We invite groups, organizations, and individuals across the community to lift up their voices through making signs about their experience, story, cause/issue. Some major themes which are non-exhaustive include health equity, environmental justice, disability rights, economic justice, LGBTQ rights, education, and immigration.
The march will begin at Charles R Drew Health Clinic 1323 West Third Street Dayton, OH 45402-6714. We will have our unity circle at 9:30, begin line up at 9:50, and begin marching at 10 am sharp. The march finishes with a rally at the Dayton Convention Center. Free busses will provide transportation back to the health clinic.
Please join us and invite others as we continue the momentum from a march to a movement!
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” -MLK