Piedmont Annual Celebration of the Life and Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is a special event, please note the different location. All are welcome.

Date and Time
January 16, 2012, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location
Piedmont Community Hall, 711 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611 (Map)

Event Details
– Music by Oaktown Jazz
– Presentations by Piedmont Unified School District students
– Potluck Lunch: People are encouraged to bring a dish to share that reflects their heritage
(side dish, salad, dessert or bread).
– We will show a new film about Dr King at about 1:30pm: “At the River I Stand”

For more info contact LoisCorrin@gmail.com or call 510-420-1534.

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AT THE RIVER I STAND
The 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King

Produced and directed by David Appleby, Allison Graham and Steven Ross

This moving documentary recounts the two months leading to Martin Luther King Jr.’s death in 1968, after he had come to Memphis to support the strike of 1300 Memphis sanitation workers.

Spring 1968 in Memphis marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement. At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation worker into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This 58-minute documentary brings into sharp relief issues that have only become more urgent in the intervening years: the connection between economic and civil rights, debates over strategies for change, the demand for full inclusion of African Americans in American life and the fight for dignity for public employees and all working people.

http://newsreel.org/video/AT-THE-RIVER-I-STAND

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