[act-ma] 10/19 Transforming a City: Honoring Boston’s Visionaries Mel King and Chuck Turner

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Oct 11 06:58:29 PDT 2019

*Join us for a celebration of the lives and legacy of Mel King and Chuck 
Turner, two Boston visionaries who shaped and empowered coalitions!*

    About this Event

*Transforming a City: Honoring Boston’s Visionaries* will bring people 
together from all over Boston to celebrate the lives and legacy of *Mel 
King *and *Chuck Turner*, that dynamic duo, who changed the course of 
Boston’s history.

More than fifty years ago, Boston’s black community was in motion with a 
spirit and a need, challenging the longstanding racist status quo in 
public education, housing, employment, policing, neighborhood 
development, and political representation. As an awakened community 
organized to assert its right to the City, the efforts of Mel King and 
Chuck Turner stand out. They exposed the white power structure dominated 
by moneyed interests that oppressed all communities of color, and that 
also left behind working-class white Bostonians. They built powerful new 
coalitions – a “rainbow” of folks – that insisted on the inclusion of 
formerly marginalized peoples to security, prosperity, and dignity. Mel 
and Chuck saw the need, felt the spirit of change and put their imprint 
on the city.

We are just a few of the many residents inspired by their example and 
touched by the transformation they set in motion. And while our work is 
far from finished, it is the clear-eyed and far-sighted vision of Mel 
King and Chuck Turner of a 21st century “city upon a hill” based on 
caring and respectful relationships that continues to light the way 
forward for Boston and beyond.

Let’s show our deep love, abiding respect and firm commitment to these 
city fathers and the principles they embody!

Please consider an extra donation for those who can't afford to pay.

For questions, email mel.chuckevent at gmail.com

**Community Labor United is a fiscal sponsor of this event. The event is 
hosted by loving fans of Mel & Chuck**

      Date and Time

Sat, October 19, 2019

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

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