Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: I have a dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have a Dream
This month we honor Dr. King for his legacy of peace, social justice, and equality for all. Scroll down below to see the events SEIU Local 521 is sponsoring in Burlingame and Fresno in honor of his legacy.

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The Western Worker’s Labor Heritage Festival in Burlingame
Friday, Jan. 17 to Sunday, Jan. 19
The Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival is an annual celebration of the artistic and spiritual culture of labor and working men and women.  It is held every year on Martin Luther King Junior weekend, a commemoration of the kind of social justice and economic change that this great leader so firmly endorsed.
Sponsored by SEIU 521. SEIU 521 members can attend the workshops and/or the concert for free. For more information call Charlene Lilie at 408-292-9246.

Martin Luther King, Jr. events in Fresno
SEIU 521 Latino, Women’s, AFRAM, APALA & Lavender Caucuses are sponsoring three Martin Luther King, Jr. events in Fresno:

  • Garlanding Ceremony: Friday, Jan. 17 , noon to 1 p.m. at the Fresno County Courthouse Park
  • Community Breakfast: Saturday, Jan. 18, 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building (Tickets: $5)
  • March: Monday, Jan. 20, 9:00 a.m. to noon in front of St. Johns Cathedral

Click here for details (PDF)

MLK March in Seaside: Monday, Jan. 20

  • 11:00 a.m.: March assembles at 1281 Broadway/Obama Way, Seaside (Dept. of Social Services Parking Lot)
  • Noon: March Begins
  • 1:00 p.m.: Program at Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside
    Guest speaker: Thomas Todd, a pioneering civil rights lawyer

Click here for details (PDF)

Today, we are still fighting for social justice in so many ways. From economic inequality, to retirement security, to affordable health care, our struggle for justice continues. The night before his assassination in April 1968, Martin Luther King told a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee: “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end.”
Listen to or read King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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