Thank you all so much the event was a success!
2019 Was One For The Books
Take a Look at this years event!!
Thank you to Susan Fried, Ron Johnson and the rest of Community for these Wonderful Photos!
We have succeeded! We created one of our largest events to date!
Hundreds of job seekers visited the 50-plus exhibitors at our Opportunity Fair;
A thousand people attended our 24 Workshops;
We had 2 inspirational rallies before and after the march of over 2000 community members!
Many of our marchers returned to
Garfield High School for a community meal.
Our colleagues in the Initiative 1000 campaign to restore Affirmative Action submitted more than 387,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office, well over the number needed to qualify the initiative. The Legislature can now approve the measure or send it to the voters in November.
We will continue to support this Initiative to help get equal opportunity in education, jobs, and contracting.
THIS YEARS THEME
Every year we aim to create tangible change in our community! This year we are backing I-1000 which would redefine affirmative action in Washington, providing equal opportunities through recruitment, hiring, outreach, training, goal-setting and other methods designed to increase diversity.
This year the Seattle MLK organizing Coalition is ecstatic to partner with “Seattle Womxn Marching Forward” we are co-organizing a weekend of marching, rallying, workshopping, and healing, to help us all renew and plug in to the resistance. Take a look at their site here.
*Womxn with an “X” includes anyone who considers themselves a woman, and all non-binary / gender-non-conforming folks. Learn more here.
Join us on MLK Day
Jan. 21, 2019 at
Garfield High School, Seattle
Our workshops & speakers will focus on our theme - and the goals of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - defeating racism, poverty, and war!
This year we will leave from Garfield High School and march to ….
Westlake Park, 4th & Pine, downtown Seattle! This is where we will start the second part of the program!
Sunday, January 20, 2019
MLK Day Youth Celebration (Langston Hughes)
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 21, 2019
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
9:30 - 10:50 a.m.
Rally in Gymnasium
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
March to Downtown
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Rally at March Destination (4th & Pine )
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
(estimated) 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.