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COME MARCH WITH UHPA! Monday, January 18, 2010, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade & Rally

Free UHPA shirts to the first 20 who sign in!
Free UHPA caps 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 Ulumau 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 and bring water.

AFTER THE PARADE: Stay for the unity rally, entertainment, food booths, community booths, and children’s playground at Kapiolani Park Bandstand.

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.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition-Hawai`i (MLK) is again honored to extend our invitation to the community and its many organizations and individuals to participate in the 22nd Annual MLK Celebration Parade & Rally on Monday, January 18, 2010. All are invited to participate in the numerous other related events on and about this date. Our 2010 theme is another of Dr. King’s profound statements:   “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

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