[act-ma] Fwd: Feb 12 - Honor Rosa Parks and her successors

Joel Wool joelwool at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 17:26:51 PST 2013

>From our Green Justice buddies:

Please join the Public Transit-Public Good campaign on the 100th
anniversary of Rosa Parks’ birth. To celebrate this historic occasion,
Community Labor United & allies will honor Black women from across our
Commonwealth who exemplify the courage and community spirit of Rosa Parks
in the fight for transit justice.

When: Tuesday, February 12th-1:30PM
Where: MA State House (Nurses Hall)
Who: You, your family, friends, public officials and all who benefit from
public transportation

Read a related op-ed in the Dorchester
: http://www.dotnews.com/columns/2013/making-history-bus-again

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From: Diana Bell <diana at massclu.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:27 PM
Subject: Feb 12 - Honor Rosa Parks and her successors
To: Diana Bell <diana at massclu.org>


*February 12, 1:30 pm:
Honor Rosa Parks and the Women who are Walking in her Footsteps *

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This is the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks' birth. In refusing to give up
her seat on a bus, Ms. Parks became part of one of the most historic equal
rights campaign in U.S. history, the Montgomery bus boycott.

Please join Governor Deval Patrick, Transportation Secretary Richard Davey,
MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott, Senate President Therese Murray
(tentative), and the *Public Transit-Public Justice campaign* as we *honor
eight Black women across the Commonwealth *who exemplify the courage and
community spirit of Rosa Parks in the fight for transit justice. Rev.
Gloria White-Hammond will emcee the event.****

When: *Tuesday, February 12 - 1:30PM*****

Where: *Massachusetts State House (Nurses Hall)*****

Who: You, your family, friends, public officials and all who benefit from
public transportation

Click here for a flyer
click here for our

Rosa Parks understood that fighting for transit justice is fighting for
social justice. She said, "I would like to be known as a person who is
concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all

For more info contact: Diana Bell
617-723-2639, diana at massclu.org

Our mission is to move strategic campaigns combining the joint power
of community-based organizations and labor unions in order to protect
and promote the interests
of low and middle-income working families in the greater Boston area.
Through a program of coalition building, research and policy development,
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that promote quality jobs, secure healthcare and affordable housing for all
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