On Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend:
Saturday, January 16
- 1 pm meet at 38th Street & Park Ave. South Minneapolis, protest and bannering in front of the home of Leslie Parks, Minneapolis resident fighting to save her home from foreclosure.
- 1:30 pm travel to indoor program at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis. Doors open at 1:30, program starts at 1:45 pm
- Mel Reeves, Community activist
- Leslie Parks, Minneapolis resident fighting to save her home from foreclosure
- Poetry by Misty Rowan, AWC member
As the U.S. government spends billions for the wars and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as working and low income people are facing the worst economic crisis in decades, millions of people are facing foreclosure, unemployment and budget cuts, on January 16, join the protest and public forum that will mark the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with a call for funds for human needs not war and occupation.
“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring our eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism. With this powerful commitment we shall boldly challenge the status quo and unjust mores and thereby speed the day when ‘every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain.’” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, “A Time to Break Silence,” delivered to a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before he was assassinated.
Co-sponsored by: Iraq Peace Action Coalition and Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bail Out, Endorsed by the Anti-War Committee
For more information: Anti-War Committee, 612-379-3899, Twin Cities Peace Campaign/Focus on Iraq 612-522-1861 , or Women Against Military Madness, 612-827-5364.