The Connecticut Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) & the Connecticut AFL-CIO will host a Town Hall forum marking the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the ShilohBaptist Church, 350 Albany Ave., Hartford.  

Central CT University students at Aug. 24th 50th Anniversary March for Job and Freedom (photo courtesy of Ron Davis, New Britain NAACP)

Central CT University students at Aug. 24th 50th Anniversary March for Job and Freedom (photo courtesy of Ron Davis, New Britain NAACP)

Half a century after King spoke the historic words “I have a dream,” that dream is still as elusive as ever, as the struggle for jobs, freedom and civil right continues in America. This special event will feature a variety of special guests addressing important issues facing Americans, especially the middle class. Guest speakers will include Dr. Benjamin Foster of Wesleyan University and Dr. Bilal Sekou of the University of Hartford.

There will also be a panel discussion including Lori Pelletier of the state AFL-CIO (jobs and wages), Joan Gibson of the Secretary of State’s Office (voting rights) and New Britain’s Arthur Perry of the state Department of Labor (immigrant rights).  The event will feature a choral performance by the Shiloh Baptist Church Choir, a video remembrance of the original “I Have a Dream” speech and a candlelight vigil/call to action from Rev. Dr. Jeff Powell of Shiloh Baptist Church.  

When:  Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   

Where:        Shiloh Baptist Church, 350 Albany Ave, Hartford 

Contacts:     David Dal Zin, CT AFL-CIO: (860) 550-3113Larry Dorman, Council 4 AFSCME: (860) 989-9127

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