This Saturday thousands of civil rights activists from across the country will meet in Washington, DC and march for voting rights, economic freedom, civil liberties and equality for all to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The March on Washington was organized by a coalition of civil rights, labor and religious organizers in 1963. They welcomed close to 300,000 marchers from across the country; it was at that march where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his historic ‘I Have A Dream Speech.’
The energy in Washington this weekend will be just as powerful as it was 50 years ago. The March on Washington is credited for the passage of both the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act, and recent actions including a brutal voting rights decision from the Supreme Court, has renewed the call to action to fight for justice and civil rights.
If you can not make it to Washington this weekend, there are events happening in Las Vegas and Reno. We hope that you can join PLAN and other community organizations in celebrating the March on Washington, and renewing our vows to social justice for all Nevadans.
Reno – March for a Dream
Saturday August 24th
10:00am – Noon
8:00 AM – March starts at Doolittle Community Center 1960 J Street, Las Vegas NV 89106
9:00 AM – Program begins at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr statue on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue
PLAN will be registering voters at the Las Vegas rally with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., stop by and say hello!