Dr. King’s legacy still challenges and his unfinished mission of justice still cries out to us.
His goals were many, but were united by his deep commitment to equality and justice for all, and one of the efforts that dominated his final years was the Poor People’s Campaign. So, in a year when we are particularly called to remember his life and honor his goals, it is only fitting that SEIU and SEIU Local 500 are participating in a nationwide movement to continue the work of the Poor People’s Campaign.
As part of this movement, we invite you to three upcoming events. All three are important ways to participate in Dr. King’s legacy and a wonderful opportunity to teach children about the ideas, values and history of Dr. King’s work.
The first is this coming Monday, May 14 at 2 pm at Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis, where community leaders will be speaking out about the tragedy of children, women and people with disabilities living in poverty in the richest country on the world. Among the speakers will be SEIU Local 500 childcare provider and community activist Fatima Whitmore!
On June 11, we will be meeting in Annapolis again for a rally for living wage jobs and education justice.
Finally, on June 23, in Washington, DC, we will be participating in a Day of Action.
For more information about these events and how you can get involved, contact Danielle Blocker, Member Strength Organizer.
Read more about the Poor People’s Campaign at www.PoorPeoplesCampaign.org