Many events planned for March on Washington

George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief | 8/16/2013, 6 a.m.
In addition to the long-planned March on Washington scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, the White House has announced that President ...
Al Sharpton was key organizer of upcoming Aug. 24 March on Washington. Freddie Allen/NNPA

— Regional/State-Based Organizing Strategy Sessions

9:00 am – 9:00 pm

National Education Association

1201 16th Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

Hosted by National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, NAACP, NEA, Generational Alliance, NAN Youth Move, The Praxis Project, NUL Young Professionals, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., BK Nation, 100 Black Men of America, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

To register go to www.ncbcp.org

“Covering Civil Rights: On the Front Lines”

7 p.m. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. The Newseum, in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women, will host a free evening program that will include a special appearance by Elder Bernice King, chief executive officer of The King Center and daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Rev. King will receive the NCNW’s 2013 Leadership Award. Moderated by Sirius XM radio host, Joe Madison, the event will also feature a discussion with journalist and author of Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement, Simeon Booker, who was on the front lines of covering the civil rights story. The program is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and must be reserved at CoveringCivilRights.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Redeem the Dream National Summit & Reception

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW

Washington, DC

Hosted by National Urban League

Open to the publicNational Town Hall Meeting on Poverty & Economic Empowerment

Moving Together, Moving Forward: Jobs and Freedom

57th Annual SCLC International Convention Race & Poverty Panel 2:00 pm -4:00 pm

Voting Rights Panel 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC Open to the public

Hosted by Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC Poverty Institute, Rainbow PUSH

Saturday, August 24, 2013

50th Anniversary March on Washington National Action to Realize the Dream March and Rally for “Jobs, Justice & Freedom.”

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lincoln Memorial

Washington, D.C.

National Conveners: Martin Luther King, III and Al Sharpton, National Action Network

Co-Convened by: National Conveners: National Action Network AFSCME, AFT, AFL-CIO, APRI, HRC, LCCR, NAACP, NBJC, SCLC, SEIU, NCBW, NOW, NUL, NCNW, NCBCP, The King Center, National African American Clergy Network and CWBI.

Among the speakers are Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King, III, Charles Steele, Jr. the families of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till; and Congressman John Lewis. Open to the public

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SCLC Worship Service

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Howard University

Washington D. C. Convention Center

Hosted by SCLC. Open to the public

Monday, August 26, 2013

Legacy and Leadership Gala

Time: TBD

Capital Hilton

1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC

To register go to: www.sclc.org

Hosted by Southern Christian Leadership Conference