The 50th Anniversary Coalition for Jobs, Justice, and Freedom has announced plans for a 7-day commemoration of the historic 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. The commemorative program, scheduled for August 21-28, 2013 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., includes: a mass march along the historic 1963 route; a “Global Freedom Festival,” featuring presentations by social change organizations; the “King Global Collegiate Leadership Summit;” an Ecumenical Worship Service; a tribute to Dr. King’s Dream; and the “Let Freedom Ring” Bell-Ringing Ceremonies in Washington, across the nation and throughout the world.

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.

Our World, His Dream: Freedom - Make It Happen is the unifying theme for the five - day commemoration of the I Have A Dream speech. Endorsed and supported by the 50th Anniversary Coalition for Jobs, Justice, and Freedom, this theme is undergirded by the three sub-themes: “Freedom to Prosper in Life”, “Freedom to Peacefully Co-Exist”, and “Freedom to Participate in Government”. Click here for a schedule of events. For additional information visit:


  • April 3, 2018
    A.C.T. NOW
    Awaken Confront Transform!
    Then and Now: An Ecumenical Gathering to End Racism immediately following the Orthodox Christian Bridegroom Service of Holy Tuesday. Service begins at 6:00 pm, Program begins approximately 8:00 pm. All are welcome to both.

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