[act-ma] Mon(1/16): MLK Day at Occupy Boston, 6-8:30pm Arlington St. Church

Brian K bdubkwob at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 17:59:06 PST 2012


Martin Luther King Occupied:

A Special Community Gathering for MLK Day at Occupy Boston

hosted by the People of Color Working Group

On* Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM*, the Occupy Boston People of Color
Working Group will host Occupy Boston’s weekly Community Gathering at
Arlington St. Church, 351 Bolyston Street in Boston. This MLK Day gathering
will encourage participants to think about what Occupy Boston and the
public can learn from the ideas, campaigns, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr.

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Occupied: An Occupy Boston Community Gathering to Explore the Radical
Legacy of Dr. King]<http://www.occupyboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/MARTIN-LUTHER-KING-FLYER-FINAL.jpg>
*“People of Color are disproportionately affected by the rule of the top
1%, in everything from housing, jobs, education, health, and prison
incarceration,” said Brian Kwoba, an organizer of the event and a member of
the People of Color Working Group of Occupy Boston.  “That is why issues of
race and racism must be taken seriously by the Occupy movement. The People
of Color Working Group is excited to be hosting a community gathering on
MLK Day to project more of our culture, our voices, and our stories into
the forefront of the movement.”*

Speakers include, Kwame Somburu, who helped to organize mass protests in
the 1960’s and Harlem’s Freedom Now Party. The gathering will also feature
a reading of excerpts from MLK’s beyond Vietnam speech, musical
performances from Earthdrum Council, a presentation on the State of the
Dream from by United for a Fair Economy, slam poets, a teach in on the
3-Strikes Bill, and a ‘fishbowl’ discussion with People of Color from
Occupy Boston, and the Optimus of the Foundation Movement.

Occupy Boston’s Community Gatherings are held every Monday evening and are
open to the public. The intention of these Community Gatherings is to build
and strengthen the Occupy Boston community through ongoing dialogues,
presentations, workshops, and facilitated conversations, in order to build
a resilient, widespread and inclusive social movement.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information
about this event, please email bdubkwob at gmail.com or visit
http://www.occupyboston.org <http://www.occupyboston.org/2012/01/14/>
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