SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 (tomorrow)
March for the Dream: Building the Unsettling Force
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Everyone is welcome; participate as much as you are able and available....)
Sponsored by Sisters of the Road, Voz and R2DToo
More information at http://www.sistersoftheroad.org
10:00 a.m. -- Gathering and rally at Voz Day Labor Worker Center (240 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard; cross-street N.E. Everett) for coffee, hot cocoa and pastries.
10:30 a.m. - Speakers and rally at Voz
11:00 a.m. -- March begins. We'll cross the River over the Burnside Bridge.
11:30 a.m. -- Stop at Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo), N.W. Fourth and Burnside.
noon -- We arrive at Sisters of the Road Cafe (133 N.W. Sixth Avenue) and warm up with hot soup, coffee, tea and more.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Our keynote speaker, Mic Crenshaw (musician and housing activist, hosts music, theatre and open mic.
Unnecessary austerity cuts and systematic dismantling of the safety net/social contract threaten all that we stand for. Join our community at Sisters of the Road as we march for a better future, one for all people. Come March for the Dream with us!
Martin Luther King, Jr.: "There are millions of poor people in this country who have very litte or even nothing to lose. If they can be helped to take action together, they will do so with a freedom and a power that will be a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life."
MONDAY, SATURDAY 21
"Keep Alive the Dream" -- Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
New Beginnings Conference Center, 3300 N.E. 172nd Place (off Sandy Boulevard), Portland
Sponsored by World Arts Foundation, Inc.
$5.00 donation or 5 units of nonperishable food at the door, to be collected and given to local food banks.
This is the 28th annual full-day commemoration honoring the great American hero and world citizen, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of this year's programm is "Standing on the Shoulders." "We not only stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, but also those who are among us" -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The program will feature community speakers from various civic and social community organizations and performances by the Jefferson Dancers, the Ghanian Kukatonon African Drummers and Dancers; Portland String Quintet; the Aurora Chorus; and Portland Public Schools Elementary and High School bands and choirs. There will a day of entertainment, education, multicultural exchange and tasty dining.
Sponsors include: Portland Public Schools; Portland Association of Teachers; Oregon Education Association; The Oregonian; City of Portland; Providence Health & Services; Enterprise Rent-a-Car; Concordia University; Portland General Electric; African American Chamber of Commerce; KBOO Community Radio (90.7 FM); Portland Community Media; and New Beginnings Conference Center.
The program will be audio/video streamed on the internet, Portland Public Schools Television Services; Portland Cable Media; and KBOO Community Radio (90.7 FM).
MONDAY, SATURDAY 21
Reel Eats: Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
Film Screening: "King: A Film Record...From Montgomery to Memphis."
Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 S.E. Clinton, Portland
7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Special Admission: $6.00 suggested donation; $4.00 for People's Co-Op members; no one turned away for lack of funds
People's Food Co-Op and Friend of the Clinton Theatre, Greg Hamiltno, have teamed up to bring you "King: A Film Record...From Montgomery to Memphis."
Join us at the Clinton Street Theatre for the 9th annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a rare screening of this historic documentary nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 1971.
Compiled from vintage newsreels, this film shows Rev. Dr. King not as a saint but as a compassionate man. The documentary also features powerful and rare film footage of marches and civil rights demonstrations. Recommended for those who seek an insight into the man behind the Dream.