A Reflection: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Event Details
Date: 
August 29, 2013
Location: 
Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chesnut St. 4th Floor Conference Room
Philadelphia, PA

 

UAC has teamed up with Program Partner MLK365/Global Citizen to present “A Reflection: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”

August 28th will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of the most important speeches in American history- “I Have a Dream.”

Join UAC and MLK365 on Thursday, August 29th 12pm-1:30pm in the 4th floor conference of the Urban Affairs Coalition located on 1207 Chestnut St. for a light lunch and discuss about the 50th anniversary events and significance of the March.

Before our discussion, we encourage you to watch Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech and/or read the text. Here is a link to both-  http://www.holidays.net/mlk/speech.htm

Panelists include Todd Bernstien MLK365/Global Citizen; Wayne Jacobs, Ex-Offenders for Community Empowerment; Elicia Gonzales, GALAEI; and Kayla Gray, Graduate of University of the Arts; will each reflect on the question: How has America changed in the past fifty years since Dr. King's struggle and "dream" of social justice and equality for all?  How has Dr. King's life and legacy affected you and what more do we need to accomplish to become the nation Dr. King envisioned?

We'd like to hear from you too! Come out on Thursday, August 29th and join the discussion. Light lunch will be served at 11:30am and the program will begin promptly at 12pm.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you on August 29th.

To RSVP please contact Felicia Harris at 215-851-1701 or email fharris@uac.org.