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Martin Luther King Jr day tomorrow!

I'm a little suprised by the lack of info about Dr. King's day here on indymedia. I know there was some announcement of a march leaving from sisters of the road cafe in old town at 5:30pm....
Maybe someone a little less incompetent with the computer could "repost" the announcement.


Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech is the one you hear most often. Turn on NPR, and youll hear a few more sound bites. Most if not all of Dr. King's words that make it into the mainstream media, and my nephews grade school in Beaverton, have been pre-selected and sanitized for your protection, so as not to offend anyone.

Portland Peaceful response provided a CD with some of Dr. Kings words, which we played at a rally or two in between speakers. Here was a lecture about the Evils of the Vietnam War, and if I remember right war in general, and the injustice of the fact that the poor of all nations are sent to shoot at each other for the benefit of a few who profit from the death toll on both sides.

Listening to that speech made me realize what all the fuss was about around Dr. King. Not only did he "Have a Dream" he had a solid grip on reality, and the will to take personal risk to fight injustice.

Dr. King was a great man, I wish he could have stayed around longer but by celebrating his life, work and accomplishments he lives on in all of us.
Check out 15.Jan.2006 20:10

Relay

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon


Correct time 15.Jan.2006 21:38

BOHICA

From the Sisters Press release. Get there early as the march starts at 3PM

Join us at Sisters Of The Road Café at 133 NW 6th Avenue as we gather for the
march that begins at 3 pm. We will walk down Broadway to St. Mary's Academy at
1615 SW 5th Avenue. Children an families are welcomed and encouraged to march,
showing what kind of world we want for our next generation. Transportation will
be provided for those who want to join, but need a little as! sistance to travel
the 1.1 mile route.

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Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
You know, I just looked around and he's gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend John?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked around and he's gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend Martin?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked 'round and he's gone.

Didn't you love the things that they stood for?
Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?
And we'll be free
Some day soon, and it's a-gonna be one day ...

Anybody here seen my old friend Bobby?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
I thought I saw him walkin' up over the hill,
With Abraham, Martin and John.


MLK March and Rally 2006 16.Jan.2006 05:55

sisters of the road cafe

What are you doing on January 16, 2006? If you're looking for a way to celebrate and make a difference—a day "on" instead of a day "off"—this Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, join us for our 14th annual march and rally. It promises to be a beautiful celebration of non-violence and the positive impact it can have on the world.



The theme for this year's event is "MLK Every Day: Traveling the Road of Change Through Nonviolence." Our plans for the day include closing the café down at 1pm so everyone--staff, customers, and friends--can participate. We'll gather in front of the café between 2 and 3, making and passing out signs and getting organized. The march begins at 3pm.



St. Mary's Academy is our destination. They have generously donated their building as our venue for the rally: thank you SO MUCH, St. Mary's! The rally, which begins at 4pm, will include a student essay, speakers, a Master of Ceremonies from the Sisters' community, music, and fun! An inspirational program begins at 4 pm at St. Mary's Academy. Keynote speaker, Sharif Abdullah, will inspire to use non-violence to create a world that works for all. Sharif is a peace-maker, author, trainer, and catalyst for social, cultural, and spiritual transformation. In his words: "We are here to actually act like we love each other, and to act out that love on a daily basis." Also speaking will be Jeri Sundvall, founder of the Environmental Justice Action Group, a grassroots organization dedicated to developing and utilizing community-based leadership in people of color and low-income communities to address the issues of health, safety and environmental justice.



St. Mary's address is 1615 SW 5th Ave. Children and families are welcomed and encouraged to march, showing what kind of world we want for our next generation. Transportation will be provided for those who want to join, but need a little assistance to travel the 1.1 mile route; it will bring folks from Sisters to St. Mary's. The day's schedule is as follows:



10 am - 1 pm Café open for meals - join us!



2 pm - 3 pm Gather, make signs, enjoy coffee and cocoa



3 pm - 4 pm March along Broadway to St. Mary's Academy, 1615 SW 5th Ave.

4 pm - 5 pm Join us for the Rally at St. Mary's - MLK Every Day!, Inspiring us to bring non-violence into our everyday lives. Celebrate with music, dance, and refreshments

The event is family-friendly. Think about joining with us as a family unit—what kind of statement you could make! And the impact it could have on your kids! Or join with classmates, colleagues, and friends. Cross boundaries and break down walls that divide. Make a statement about what nonviolence means to you.



If you'd like to help with this event, contact Julia here or at 503-222-5694 x17. Or just come. Participate. Celebrate. We'll see you the 16th!

We All Miss Dr. King 16.Jan.2006 17:34

Ben Waiting

I bet he wished he could of "stayed around longer" too!