2012 Detroit MLK Day Rally and March for Jobs, Peace & Justice- January 16th

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2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally & March to Call for Jobs, Peace & Justice
This year will mark the eighth annual MLK Day Rally & March in downtown Detroit. The event will honor the peace and social justice legacy of the martyred civil rights leader who would have been 82 years old. The theme for 20101is: "Join the Struggle for Jobs, Peace and Economic Justice" and will enjoy the participation of many activists from throughout the metropolitan area.
The Central United Methodist Church
23 E Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1648 At 12 PM
We look forward to seeing you at the event! Sincerely, in Peace & Solidarity, The Detroit MLK Day Committee
For information, call 313-405-2185

With the unemployment rates in Detroit at depression-era levels of 29-45 percent, depending upon how it is calculated, the current crisis requires the initiation of a new mass movement to demand a real jobs program to employ the 30-34 million people in the United States who are either unemployed or underemployed.

At the same time, the escalation of the war in Afghanistan and the continuing occupation of Iraq is draining the national treasury of over $700 billion annually. These resources should be utilized to create millions of jobs, health care for all, universal quality education and housing for residents of the country.

In the spirit of Dr. King's call to service, please bring donations of warm winter wear items for the Homeless Outreach Program at Central United Methodist Church.

Fundraising Appeal from the Detroit MLK Day Committee:

We need your financial help this year more than ever before. In previous years, we needed to cover, at most, the cost of one keynote speaker. This year, however, we need to cover the cost of hosting several speakers, including airfare and lodging. Please consider a donation of $500, if you are able, $200, $100, or even $25.

Note that the Detroit MLK Day Committee, which organizes the event, is comprised entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers.

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