Citywide Convening and Teach-in for 1,000 – A day of movement education
Looking Back, Not Going Back.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died, April 4th 1968, fighting alongside sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. When he was assassinated his unfinished agenda was the fight against poverty and the excesses of capitalism, and fighting for a world without war and empire, without borders and xenophobia. He was committed to leading a Poor People’s campaign in 1968 underscoring the inseparable connection between racial justice and economic justice.
After his death Coretta Scott King, a longtime peace and social justice activist in her own right, lent her efforts to LGBTQ struggles, marching in Atlanta’s Pride Parade before her death. On April 4th 2017 we invite organizers, activists, new and old, to organize teach-ins, town halls and discussions that explore the legacy of King’s struggle for racial and economic justice.