1/20/2020 Birthday Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King at Pony Vllage Mall

by | Jan 3, 2020 | Event

Imagine a thousand people marching as they chant “Everyone Has the Right to Live!” with the Spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in their hearts & souls. In June 2019, this happened in Washington, DC as the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) converged to raise awareness of its’ mission: A National Call for Moral Revival. In his time, Dr. King and others worked to create this broad, fusion based PPC movement that would unite poor people & impacted communities across the Nation. In 2018, the Campaign picked up their unfinished work to continue in Dr. King’s footsteps with new clarity. The Campaign is building a movement to overcome systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and war economy plaguing our country.

This year’s Birthday Celebration of Dr. King is on Monday, January 20th, 2020 from 1 to 3 pm at Pony Village Mall. Human Rights Advocates of Coos County will present the PPC’s twelve fundamental principles, and the findings from their Moral Budget report & The Soul Of Poor Folk report. The 2020 Lilah Bidwell Human Dignity Award recipient, Doug Veysey, will share his inspiration for community service and invite more people to do the same in Coos County.

~ MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The Corporation for National and Community service has been charged to lead this effort since 1995.

~ Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 because he drew attention to racial discrimination and demanded civil rights legislation to protect the rights of all people.

~ Dr. King was profoundly inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent practices as he lead millions towards social change and justice.

~ View students artwork & read an Article in Suite 138 from Saturday, January 18th thru Thursday, January 23rd. A HRACC member will be on site from 11 am – 3 pm daily.

~ Read one of the Articles of the Declaration of Human Rights to be added onto a multilingual United Nations web project: https://www.un.org/en/udhr-video/ after the event.

WHAT: “Everyone Has the Right to Live!” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.

• Exhibits of MLK themed artwork by local youth.

• Songs and music by local artists.

• Poor People’s Campaign Presentations.

• The 16th Annual Lilah Bidwell Human Dignity Award will be presented to Doug Veysey.

• Color prints displayed & presentation of the 30 Human Rights by SWCC students.

• Introduce The Gandhi King Gyatso Season for Nonviolence: a 64 Day Awareness Campaign.

• Record Human Right articles to be added to the multilingual United Nations web project.

WHEN: Birthday event on Monday, January 20th, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m.

Student artwork on display from Saturday, January 18th thru Thursday, January 23rd.

WHERE: Suite 138, Pony Village Mall (between AT&T and Sears).

WHO: Human Rights Advocates of Coos County (HRACC).

CONTACT: Bittin Duggan, 541-217-4095, HumanRightsAdvocatesCC

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