MPAC to Participate in Commemoration of MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech on 8/28


Washington, DC: The Muslim Public Affairs Council will participate in the 50 th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech and the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights The event is being held on Wednesday, Aug. 28 and is open to the public. MPAC has called upon all citizens to join the march.
On this day, Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as the King Family, elected officials, international dignitaries, celebrities, youth and leaders from national and international organizations will speak at the commemoration ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The global program will include performances from New Zealand and the Bahamas.
“The anniversary is a reminder that our struggles are not over,” said Hoda Elshishtawy , MPAC’s National Policy Analyst. “We must continue to work on behalf of equity and equality for all, regardless of race, religion or creed. In the end, the fight for justice, compassion and equality are noble causes, and we should be thankful that we have brave souls who are willing to take on enormous feats. It is a testament to the blessing of our diversity and our push for a stronger America.”
As we remember King’s legacy, let us ensure that the future generations may write about our courageous spirit and approach in a similar fashion.

The 50th Anniversary Coalition for the March on Washington includes the following organizations that convened in 1963: the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); the National Urban League (NUL); and the A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI), plus the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). In addition this new coalition includes: The King Center, the National Action Network, the Children's Defense Fund, the National Council of Churches, the National Park Service and more than 20 other human rights and social change organizations are actively involved in this mobilization movement.




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