People For Supporter,
I just wanted to make sure you saw Michael’s message from earlier this week (below). If you are going to be in Washington this weekend for the march, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org about joining PFAW Foundation there.
Also, please check out today’s Huffington Post piece by Michael, “Don't Let The Right Wing Co-opt King.”
Even if you can’t make it to DC, there are other ways you can commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
In honor of the anniversary, our friends at DKD Media have launched the James Baldwin Transmedia Project. Baldwin was a prominent participant in the 1963 march. The Transmedia project will include a rebroadcast of the film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket on PBS / American Masters tonight (Friday, August 23) at 9pm ET (but please check local listings, because PBS schedules vary), as well as an Interactive Online Screening hosted on the actual anniversary of the March, Wednesday, August 28 at 5pm ET). Click here to find out more about that.
And follow PFAW Foundation’s coverage of the various events taking place in Washington throughout the week at http://blog.pfaw.org.
Thank you for keeping the torch lit and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement alive.
Diallo Brooks, Director of Outreach and Public Engagement
From: Michael Keegan, PFAW Foundation
To: Diallo Brooks
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Keep the legacy alive -- March on Washington!
August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. This week, thousands of Americans committed to the ideals and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement are converging on the nation’s capital to commemorate the occasion and continue the push for justice for all.
There are events going on from the August 21 through August 28 with this Saturday, August 24, being the biggest day of action -- the day when we will march on Washington once again and demand economic and social justice, dedicate ourselves to the principles of inclusion and equal opportunity, and stand up for the democracy that’s at stake in the face of efforts to chip away at hard won protections for civil rights, voting rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, gay rights and more.
Will you join us?
If you plan on coming to Washington this week, please consider teaming up with People For the American Way Foundation for the march on Saturday.
We’ll be meeting at the corner of 23rd St. and Constitution Ave., NW at 7:15am before heading over to the Lincoln Memorial for speeches and then the march.
Please email us at email@example.com if you can make it and want to join the PFAW Foundation contingent.
Can’t make it? Click here to join the virtual march!
Members of the People For family -- clergy in our African American Ministers Leadership Council, members of our Young Elected Officials Network, Young People For fellows and alumni, as well as staff and supporters -- will be involved in many of the events as speakers, hosts, organizers and volunteers.
We’d be thrilled if you could join us on Saturday for the march. And we encourage you to take part in some of the other exciting events going on around town.
You can find a schedule of events here: http://officialmlkdream50.com
Dr. King said, “the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice” … it’s up to all of us to work hard and keep bending it. There’s much to be done to make sure that every American gets to realize the American Dream.
That’s what this week is about: making sure that we, as a country, continue to strive to fulfill the promise of justice for all -- the American Way.
It’s going to be an exciting week, and I really hope if you are going to be in Washington that you join us for whatever events you can make, and especially the march on Saturday.
Once again, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you’ll be joining us.
Or join the virtual march by signing on your support here.
Thank you for all you do.
Michael Keegan, President