COME MARCH WITH UHPA! Monday, January 16, 2012, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. from Magic Island, Ala Moana Park and will take no more than 90 minutes to walk to Kapiolani Park via Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the small parking lot next to the canoe storage area at the Magic Island end of Ala Moana Park. Assemble and sign in at the UHPA banner. Wear your UHPA shirt and/or hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen. Water will be provided.
Free UHPA shirts to the first 10 who sign in!
Free UHPA hats to all participants!
TIME: Meet at 8:30 a.m. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Look for the UHPA banner in the small parking lot next to the canoe storage area at the Magic Island end of Ala Moana Park.
PARADE ROUTE: From Magic Island, Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park via Ala Moana Blvd. and Kalakaua Ave. The route is about 1.7 miles and will take about 90 minutes to walk.
WEAR: UHPA shirt and/or hat, comfortable shoes, and sunscreen. Water will be provided.
BEFORE THE PARADE: There will be a pre-parade Rally @ Magic Island at 7:45 a.m.
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy linking labor, civil and human rights. This is an important day for union members, especially government employees, because Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis while supporting municipal garbage workers on strike. His legacy of civil rights and human dignity (the Memphis garbage workers carried signs, “I am a Man”) is an important message for contemporary struggles linking labor, civil and human rights.