On Monday we celebrate the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A fighter for Civil Rights, Dr. King inspired and organized millions to take action to ensure that a change was made in our country that brought equal rights to everyone regardless of skin color.
Dr. King was also an important figure in the fight for workers rights and justice. His "I Have a Dream" speech was given at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This march was organized in conjunction with labor leaders like A Phillip Randolph and Walter Reuther and was a march to unite workers rights and civil rights. Dr. King also spent some of the last hours and days of his life on Earth joining with sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, who were on strike fighting for a living wage.
This weekend let us remember the teachings of Dr. King and join in his fight to create a better world for all people regardless of their race or socio-economic status. Let us continue to strive to stand up for our rights and embrace the things that make our community great.