The annual event that commemorates the death of Dr. King and highlights his support for workers will be held on this Saturday, April 11 at 6PM at the NCAE Building located at 700 Salisbury Street. The guest speaker will be Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
The theme, “Reclaim Dr. King’s Legacy of Resistance: Black Lives Matter/Stop the War on Black America”was selected because it captures the horrible reality we are facing and suggests a way forward. The murders just keep on coming. The world is watching the video of a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina gun down a fleeing Walter Scott, a 50 year old African American man. He was stopped for a minor traffic infraction.
Self-Determination Awards will be given to Elandria Williams (cooperative economic development), Robert Dawkins( police accoutability), Milton Pitt & Shafeah M’Balia (worker/member) and Mari Caldwell & Ajamu Dillahunt-Holloway (youth activist).
The Banquet will feature cultural presentations by BWFJ’s Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble and Durham based “Artivist” Pierce Freelon. You can call 919 829-0957 for ticket information or buy your tickets here