MLK50: Awareness, Advocacy, and Activism (Español)
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Location: Bristol Community College, 800 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
Participate in this collection of activities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and discuss how we can continue his important work.
Call or email SouthCoast Fair Housing by Wednesday, April 18th at 774-473-8333 or Miguel@southcoastfairhousing.org to request an accommodation or language interpretation.
5:30 – Opening
5:30-8:30 – Resource Tables: Find out more about the work of local organizations and how you can help.
6:00-6:50 pm – Suffrage Play – Our Sisters’ School
7:00-8:00 – Open Mic and Spoken Word*
Open Mic Night provides the opportunity for youth and adults to share their poetry, songs, stories and spoken word on issues of racism, cultural competency, racial justice and white privilege.
8:00 – Closing
5:30-8:30 – Child Care and Youth Activities – YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts
Activity stations will include a youth pledge, writing Stand Against Racism poems, and biographies of famous racial justice activists.
6:00-8:00 – Racial Justice Workshop – YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts
This 2 hour training helps people identify what racism is and how to work to change it. Group and individual exercise focus on open dialogue that identifies racist attitudes and how to change them. Participants explore personal perceptions and issues concerning racism, white privilege and racial justice.
6:00 – 6:50 – Fair Housing issues in southeastern Massachusetts – SouthCoast Fair Housing
7:00-7:50 – Decreasing income inequality through ballot questions by Coalition for Social Justice
Description: The Coalition for Social Justice, part of the state-wide Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition, will discuss its successful strategy that resulted in the 2014 win on Earned Sick Time and increasing the minimum wage to $11 per hour. And the current campaigns which hope to win a Paid Family Medical Leave program as well as raising the minimum wage to $15.
Community Organizing for Change – Buddy Andrade, Community Activist and President, Old Bedford Village Development Corporation
More Workshops to be announced!
- Coalition for Social Justice
- Community Economic Development Center
- Immigrants’ Assistance Center
- Martha Briggs Educational Club
- New Bedford Historical Society
- New Bedford Human Relations Commission
- New Bedford NAACP
- NorthStar Learning Center
- Our Sisters’ School
- South Coastal Counties Legal Services
- SouthCoast Fair Housing
- South Coast LGBTQ Network
- UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center
- Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA
- YWCA Southeastern MA