Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination Marked by New Level of Unity Among Labor, Black Lives Matter and Immigrant Rights Groups in Chicago
CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–March 27, 2017. Under the rubric, “Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild,” a new Chicago coalition will host a Citywide teach-in the evening of April 4th at the headquarters of the Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W. Carroll, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Event will include speeches by local activists, a tribute to Dr. King’s commitment to racial and economic justice, information on organizing in other cities and music by the hip hop duo, Rebel Diaz.
More than 30 Chicago area labor and progressive organizations have been meeting on the south side since November to map a new plan of action to resist the current climate of xenophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant sentiments. We include Arab and Muslim organizations, LGBTQIA groups, immigrant rights groups, workers centers, low wage worker organizers, youth groups, grassroots and cultural workers from various communities, labor unions, women’s groups and Black Lives Matter organizations.
- No deportations
- No Muslim ban
- No racist police violence
- Yes to workers rights, living wage jobs, unionization and the Fight for 15
- Yes to all rights for women and LGBTQIA people in our communities
This event will build for planned actions on May Day, in coordination with others, and as a part of a nationwide united front project called “Beyond the Moment,” initiated by the Movement for Black Lives and partner groups, which marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic “Beyond Vietnam” speech where he condemned militarism and materialism and called for a “radical revolution of our values” as a nation. We will join the rally and march beginning in Union Park in Chicago on May 1 at 1:00 p.m.
All are welcome but registration is recommended: https://citywideteachin.eventbrite.com
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Source: Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild. Chicago
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