How to Join the March for Jobs and Justice
Want to do something meaningful on Martin Luther King Day, rather than sitting around in your jammies and catching up on all those TV shows you've recorded? The national day of recognition is rapidly approaching, and many people get Jan. 17 off. If you live anywhere near the Washington, D.C., area, you can join the March for Jobs and Justice. If you live elsewhere, you can at least take a virtual look at it.
From 11AM to 1PM Monday, people will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at the nearly-completed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (on the field adjacent to West Basin Drive Southwest). From there, the march will proceed to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a rally in the exact location where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech... Now that's a historical way to spend the afternoon!
Sponsored by The Justice Movement, the event will feature speaker Dr. Paul Zeitz, director of the Global Peace Action and the Global AIDS Alliance, along with several prominent activists, singers and poets.
Event organizers believe that, "Our political system is broken and our leaders -- dependent on corporate largess -- no longer are able to effectively serve the interests of the American people. American exceptionalism must be employed in the cause of justice: for economic security and jobs, for U.S. and global health care including an end to HIV/AIDS, for the environment, and for electoral justice."
If the weather or the location make it inconvenient for you, you can joing the virtual March for Jobs and Justice on either their Facebook Page or their Twitter profile. That way you can contribute, still wear your jammies, and catch up on those TV shows.