Saturday, April 2, 2011

Warehouse Workers for Justice to hold vigil in downtown Joliet on anniversary of Dr. King's assassination

The local group Warehouse Workers for Justice will commemorate the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination with a vigil in Downtown Joliet April 4, 2011.  See the Warehouse Workers for Justice press release for more details:

"Vigil planned to commemorate MLK dream on April 4
Warehouse Workers call to Revive the American Dream

FOR RELEASE ON: April 1, 2011

Press contact:  Abraham Mwaura, Warehouse Workers for Justice: 312.775.2154

On April 4th, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life.   

In celebration of the life and dream of MLK Jr. Warehouse Workers for Justice is hosting a vigil at the Will County Courthouse calling to revive the American dream on Monday, April 4th at 12 noon.  

The vigil is part of a national day of action in support of workers rights in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where workers rights to collective bargaining are under attack.

Who:  Local pastors from various denominations, community leaders, warehouse workers and members of Warehouse Workers for Justice.

  Prayer Vigil and call to action.

When:  Monday, April 4 at 12pm noon

Where:  Will County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL "