On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 16th – starting at 10am thousands from across the region will come together for MLK-DARE (Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment) 2017: March for a Better America.
The March for a Better America will begin at the slave quarters on Independence Mall (6th and Market St.) at 11:30 AM and conclude at Mother Bethel AME Church (6th and Lombard St) for an outdoor rally. At the rally we will unveil our 21st Century Declaration of Rights which will call on politicians, community leaders, and common citizens to support the basic human rights we cherish like affordable housing, health care, and quality public education for all.
On the *Sunday before the march*, Millennial Catholic POWER will be hosting a sign-making event at Old St. Joseph’s Church. Come meet other Catholics who care about issues of racial and economic justice, make a sign, and then make plans to meet up with us the next morning. Art supplies and snacks will be provided.
In this critical time, we cannot just say what we are against but must article what we demand. The march kicks off our 100 Days of Faithful Resistance which mirrors the first hundred days of the new administration. More details to come. Check www.powerinterfaith.org for updates and look for emails as plans develop in the coming weeks.
Mother Bethel AME Church
419 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147