for the 1st 50th anniversary of the March on Washington:
Global Freedom Festival Organizer: The King Center and National Park Service Location: The National Mall Time: August 24, 2p.m. to August 27, 10 a.m. Event Details: ”Global Freedom Festival will open on the mall, and will include four days of education, entertainment and activities that focus on advancing the three freedoms previously mentioned, provided by individuals and organizations from throughout the world.”
March on Washington Town Hall Meeting with Cornel West, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Gary Younge
March on Washington Town Hall Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 24,2013 | 5 PM - 7 PM
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and after the Zimmerman acquittal, join us at Busboys and Poets after the national march for a town hall meeting with author, activist, educator Dr. Cornel West, author and the Guardian columnist Gary Younge, author, activist Dave Zirin, and writer and activist Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. This event is co-sponsored by Haymarket Books. Has “the dream” been realized?
"The idea that Martin Luther King would come back today, look at the prisons, look at the schools, look at the Zimmerman case, and say, ‘my work here was done’ is kind of, you know, crazy.’" — Gary Younge The first March on Washington saw thousands travel from across the country, to demand jobs and freedom from Jim Crow segregation and racism. Fifty years later those demands are again on the table for many African-Americans. In the wake of the Zimmerman aquittal, there is a renewed sense of how pervasive racism is today in the United States.
After marching with tens of thousands in Washington this this August 24, join Haymarket Books and Busboys and Poets after the march for a special event and DC book launch for Gary Younge’s “The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream.” (http://bit.ly/14D2Cby)
What has changed since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famed “I have a dream” speech? What remains the same? What are the prospects for rebuilding a fight against racism today?
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Dr. Cornel West is one of the most prominent and admired figures on the left today. A philosopher, academic, activist, author, and public intellectual who has appeared in over 25 documentaries, he can be heard weekly with Tavis Smiley on Public Radio’s “Smiley & West.” Dr. West has a passion to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.
Gary Younge has written several books on race and racism, the most recent is “The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream.” Gary is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for the Guardian, based in Chicago. He also writes a monthly column for The Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute.
Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a writer and activist based in Chicago, who recently recieved her PhD in African American Studies. She is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review.
so for all the DC folk. When the evening comes upon us this song would come on the radio and it was time for that nice smooth soul/R&B jam.
Smokey Robinson “Quiet Storm”
kinda miss this.
I’ve heard this song at least 20 times now-RIP chuck brown.
DMV becthes are blasting their gogo all weekend for ya brah. “It don’t mean a thing-if you ain’t got da gogo swing.”