Martin Luther King Day Rally & March
Garfield High School
23rd & E. Jefferson
- Workshops 9:00 am – 9:50 am
- Rally 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- Pre march speakers 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
- March leaves Garfield 12:00 pm
- Rally in front of Federal Courthouse at Seventh and Stewart.
For a full list of workshops go to MLKSeattle.org
Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party will be participating. Stop by our literature table at Garfield High in the morning, then look for our signs during the march.
Some highlights of the day:
The rally at the Federal Courthouse will include speakers Sarah Scott from the Freedom Socialist Party, and José Luis Avila, who is Nestora Salgado’s husband.
Workshop – Room 226 at Garfield, 9:00am
Fighting for Justice from Ferguson to Guerrero, Mexico:
The Case of Nestora Salgado
Nestora Salgado is a naturalized U.S. Citizen and a political prisoner in Mexico. The workshop will have a brief history of Nestora’s community work in Guerrero, Mexico, where she helped to organize against violent drug cartels who were in collusion with corrupt government officials. A basic human right is to live in a crime free community. Although she has been cleared of all charges by a Mexican federal judge, she has been held in a maximum security prison since August of 2013.
The workshop will, after a brief history, lead a discussion about the military and police forces that are being used to suppress communities of color and progressive communities both in this country and in Mexico.
Panelists: Su Docekal, Freedom for Nestora Committee
Grisel Rodriguez, daughter of Nestora Salgado
Patrick Burns, Carpenters Local 30
Jacquie Jones-Walsh, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists