Commemorate 50 Years of Marching for Justice

Please join United for Peace and Justice in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 24th in our nation’s capital. We need a strong peace and anti-war contingent to echo King’s words about the inextricable links between racism, poverty and war.  Let’s make sure Dr. King’s message is loud and clear on this anniversary of the March on Washington and I Have A Dream speech.  Click here to read Michael McPhearson’s blog on the significance of this march.

UFPJ Plan of Action for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: Shining a Light for Peace, Jobs, Justice and Freedom

We will gather together in Washington DC and in communities across the country to commemorate this great march and to renew our commitment to keep marching for a just future.  We are taking an action for peace in Washington DC on Friday night and we will be making our call for peace, jobs, justice and freedom visible throughout the day on Saturday.  We hope you can join us.

Whether you’re coming to DC or commemorating the event locally, click here to download posters.

Friday Night, August 23: ACT FOR PEACE

Assemble at 8 PM at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for some commemorative words and wreath laying, followed by the Light Brigade visuals at the Reflecting Pool and candle light procession to the MLK Memorial where we will close with some more words and wreath laying ceremony

Saturday, August 24: SHINE A LIGHT

8am-10am: Meet-up at 14th and Constitution to pick up signs and information to distribute. Find a buddy and help get the peace message out!   To volunteer, email info.ufpj@gmail.com

11am: Assemble near the Vietnam Veteran Memorial near the paths north of the reflecting pool under the trees, between 21st and 22nd Street. There are not reserved spaces for the march, so it may be very crowded. We will look for each other and gather if we can, and if not we will all be out there making the message of peace visible for all to see.  The march will begin around 12:30pm.

For the full schedule of events for the weekend, click here

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