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.
I invite and encourage you to come and walk with UHPA on Monday,
January 21, 2013 in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. Walk in
celebration and collegiality with others continuing the work of Dr. King. All
UHPA members & their families & friends are invited to join us.
Students are welcome! Strollers, kids on bikes & trikes are also
TIME and Place: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the small parking
lot next to the canoe storage area at the Magic Island (diamondhead) 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.
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 Kapi’olani Park via Ala Moana Boulevard and
Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues
UHPA parade coordinators are Teresa Bill and Eileen Cain. If
you have any questions, please contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
During Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.’s second visit to Hawai’i, in February 1964, he spoke at Andrews
Amphitheatre at UH-Manoa at the invitation of the Associated Students of UH
(ASUH) as part of their Civil Rights Week. I’ve attached another photo of him speaking
Photo credit: UH Archives, Miyamoto Photographs.