A GATHERING OF
THE BELOVED COMMUNITY:
FULL CITIZENSHIP AND FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR FULL EQUALITY
First Baptist Congregational Church
1613 W Washington Blvd
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16Th
Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
On Saturday, January 16th, in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, we the undersigned do convene the beloved community and all who would be a part of it to a gathering of faith and family to join in the demand for full equality through full employment and full citizenship.
In order to promote these goals we commit ourselves to advocate for the Federal Government to implement, in the first hundred days of the second year of this historic administration, an emergency urban employment bill and a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
The consensus of this nation, expressed in the last election, to meet the crisis in our cities of unemployment, discrimination and divided families, must now be honored with no more delays, with no more excuses.
It is intolerable that those who have created the current economic crisis have been made whole while those who suffer from it – and who ultimately must provide the labor to solve it – have seen their lives and families torn apart.
Let 2010 be the year in which the nation lives up to the standard of justice for all that Dr. King established with the sacrifice of his life. Let it be the year where the voice of all the people is heard, where freedom rings in every house for every child to hear.
Special Guest Speakers: Congressman Danny K Davis, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congressman Jan Shakowski, Mayor Richard M Daley, Governor Pat Quinn, Rev Jesse Lewis Jackson Sr. and Pastor Freddy Santiago.
Co Chairs: Rev Albert Tyson and Ali Kabba
Sponsoring Organizations include: Clergy Speaks Interdenominational, Rainbow PUSH, Priests for Justice, St. Pius, Our Lady of Lourdes, Lincoln United Methodist Church, Adalberto United Methodist, Citizen Action, United Electrical Workers, S.E.I.U. Local 1, United Food and Commercial Workers, South Austin Coalition, Familias Unidas, Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Action Now, The Neighborhood Chapel,