There's an extensive calendar of labor-related events this Martin Luther King Day weekend; CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE LINE-UP OR click on our online calendar for details.
NOTE: The Metro Council and CSA offices will be closed on Monday for the holiday but Union City will appear.
Labor issues on WPFW's "Arise!" show
Fri, January 13, 9am – 10am; WPFW 89.3 FM or listen online
Guests include Carmen Berkley on the AFL-CIO Civil Rights conference, Todd Brogan on the labor contingent at the J20 anti-Trump march and Sheva Diagne on the labor contingent at theJanuary 21 Women's March.
Union City Radio's Chris Garlock and Jennifer Bryant co-host.
AFL-CIO MLK Labor Economic Policy and Advocacy Summit
Fri, January 13, 12:30pm – 4:30pm; AFL-CIO, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Free and open to the public
Picket to demand Whole Foods #ReinstateJulia (I Street)
Fri, January 13, 3pm – 4pm; Whole Foods at 2201 I Street NW - meet at3pm, meeting point TBD; Yasemin Ayarci 202-909-0352
Picket to demand Whole Foods #ReinstateJulia (P Street)
Fri, January 13, 3pm – 4pm; Whole Foods at 1413 P Street NW - meet at3pm on Logan Circle (13th & P)
National Action Network: We Shall Not Be Moved
Sat, January 14, 9am – 12pm; Starts at National Sylvan Theater then march to West Potomac Park via Independence Ave SW
We Are Here to Stay
Sat, January 14, 11am – 2pm; Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St NW, Washington, DC 20005
NOTE: this event is now full but you can sign up on the waiting list in case space opens up.
AFL-CIO MLK Praise and Worship Service
Sun, January 15, 8am – 10am; New Bethel Baptist Church, 1739 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
AFL-CIO MLK Civil and Human Rights Awards Luncheon
Sun, January 15, 11:30am – 1:30pm; The Hamilton, 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Individual tickets: $75. Space limited.
Our First Stand: Save Health Care
Sun, January 15, 2pm – 5pm; Bowie Student Center Ballroom. Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Road Bowie, MD 20715
People’s Rally for Transit Justice
Sun, January 15, 4pm – 6pm; Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St NW
"Gonna Take Us All" MLK Holiday Ball
Sun, January 15, 7pm – 11pm; Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th Street NW Washington, DC
Dancing/drinks/light refreshments; $35 per person, $300 for a table of 10; [email protected]; 202-637-3963
Metro Council/CSA Offices Closed (MLK Day)
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
AFL-CIO MLK Day of Service
Mon, January 16, 9am – 3pm (times vary)
Helen Gonzales: [email protected]
Annual MLK "I Have a Dream" March (Leesburg, VA)
Mon, January 16, 10:00am – 11:30am; Loudoun County Courthouse Market and King Streets Leesburg, Virginia 20176
KING: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis
Mon, January 16, 11:00am – 1:30pm; AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD
FREE screening! Tix avl ONLY at theater box office on the day of the show. Box office opens at 10:30am onJan 16. Limit 4 tix per person. Be seated 15 min prior to showtime; empty seats will be opened to standby patrons at that time.
It's a Family Affair - Party for Paid Leave and Progressive Victories in DC
Mon, January 16, 4pm – 6pm; Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW