“We Are One” solidarity rallies honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We Are OneAnnouncing for Southern Oregon… “We Are One” solidarity rallies honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to workers rights.

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. The workers were trying to form a union with AFSCME.

Join us in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where well-funded, right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for: the freedom to bargain, to vote, to afford a college education and justice for all workers, immigrant and native-born. It’s a time to show movement. We are one.

April 3, 2011 evening vigil for worker solidarity in Medford followed the next day with “We Are One” April 4 rallies in Medford and Ashland. April 4, 2011 worker solidarity rally in Ashland.

Beginning with a 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. candlelight vigil in Medford’s Vogel Park, and continuing April 4 with rallies in Medford and Ashland, unions, people of faith, civil and human rights activists, students and other progressive allies are standing strong in the face of incredible attacks on workers and our communities.

Candlelight Vigil
April 3, 6:30 pm, Vogel Plaza, Medford (Central and Main Streets)

We Are One Rallies
April 4, 12:00 p.m.–Noon, Ashland Plaza and Medford’s Vogel Park

April 3 and 4 “We Are One” events are organized by Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, local unions, community organizations, students and people of faith.

For more information contact Wes Brain, 541-482-6988, brain@mind.net Jason Houk, 541-292-1168, jason@kskq.org or John Hutter, 541-326-9185, johnhutter@ibew659.org

“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

–Martin Luther King, Jr. from his speech “Beyond Vietnam — A Time to Break Silence”


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