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Thousands Rally on 50th Anniversary of MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

WASHINGTON — Four days shy of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, thousands rallied in the capitol once more on Saturday to continue the fight for justice and equality in America.

Throughout the day at the “National Action to Realize the Dream” rally, activists, leaders and icons in the realms civil rights, women’s rights, labor, and LGBT rights addressed the crowd from a podium at the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago.

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President Cabrera, S-CAR Speakers Featured in Commemorative March on Washington

Faculty members, graduates, and students of George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) will be among the speakers during the 50th anniversary commemoration of  the “March on Washington” when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. George Mason president Ángel Cabrera will lead Mason’s contingent of eight speakers during the National Action to Realize the Dream 2013 at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 8 a.m.

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Union leaders among LGBT speakers at MLK rally

Union leaders Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, both out lesbians, will be among at least four LGBT rights advocates to speak on Saturday at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington.

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President Cabrera, S-CAR Speakers Featured in Commemorative March on Washington

Faculty members, graduates, and students of George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) will be among the speakers during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the “March on Washington” when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. George Mason president Ángel Cabrera will lead Mason’s contingent of eight speakers during the National Action to Realize the Dream 2013 at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 8 a.m.

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National Action to Realize the Dream 2013: 50th Anniversary March on Washington

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington social action campaign is an initiative that commemorates the 1963 march and calls attention to the work that still remains to be done 50 years on in 2013. Its vision is to establish a coalition of organizations who are committed to “a renewed fight,” and a sustained effort ensuring that previous gains survive the current attempt by some to roll them back and to press for new gains that help the United States of America “lives up to the true meaning of its creed.”

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50th Anniversary of March on Washington Activities Underway

Martin Luther King, III, the eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN), have announced that fifty-years-after Dr. King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963, they will mount the same steps at the Lincoln Memorial to lead the 50th Anniversary March on Washington National Action to Realize the Dream on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Joining them will be a cross-sector of speakers ranging from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to the family of Trayvon Martin.

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African University of Sci & Tech, others mark Mandela’s birthday

In giving honour to whom honour is due, the African University of Science and Technology, AUST; Abuja in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Institution, NMI; the South African High Commission in Nigeria and the Communities Without Boundaries International, CWBI, on Wednesday, July 18, joined other progressives around the world to honour one of Africa’s greatest legend, Dr Nelson Rolihlahia Mandela as he turned 94.

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Communities Without Boundaries International in Philadelphia

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Martin Luther King III and Communities Without Barriers International will be visiting Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. They will meet with local government, civic, religious and business leaders as well as community advocates, civil society organizations, and educators. 1) Meeting with faith, civil society and business leaders at the Community College of Philadelphia from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on August 7, 2013.

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