DC-area female labor leaders are among those being honored with the Harriet Tubman Award for Social Justice next Tuesday. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared March 10 Harriet Tubman Day and the awards "symbolize the spirit of freedom, justice, and equality for all," says Don Victor Mooney of the HR 1242 Resilience Project -- an effort to rename the Virginia Inside Passage the Harriet Tubman Waterway -- which is organizing the event. "If Harriet Tubman were alive today, she would be an organizer, Mooney added, "fighting for social justice, a living wage, quality schools, affordable prescription drug prescriptions, quality housing, and healthcare." The labor leaders include SEIU 400's Cynthia Collins, who serves on the Metro Council's Executive Board, Lorretta Johnson (AFT), Valerie King (UWUA), Se'Adoreia K. Brown (AFSCME), Suping Gong-Mooney (DC 37), Linda Martin (UNITE HERE 25), Virginia Barnes (Teamsters) and Becky Pringle (NEA). The event runs from 5-7 pm at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Centre and includes a photo exhibit and a Harriet Tubman reenactor from Maryland; to attend, RSVP to [email protected] by noon Monday.
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