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MLK Day to be more assertive

MLK Day to be more assertive, post Ferguson

Brie Leftwich (center), an eighth grader at Rosa International Middle School in Camden, holds up a mural she and other area students helped paint. They were at a ceremony to announce plans for Martin Luther King Day of Service events. (DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer)For years, the Philadelphia area celebration of Martin Luther King’s Birthday has been a big, peaceful day of service driven by volunteers who fill backpacks, paint schools, and clean streets.

“While we recognize the importance of service, Dr. King was not assassinated because of his charity work. He was assassinated because he challenged the status quo,” said the Rev. coalition. Its members include religious leaders, labor unions, parent groups, and students.

“We can no longer just sit back and watch our children be killed in the street,” said Kendra Brooks of Parents United, an education advocacy group.

The head of the region’s King Day program, who on Wednesday announced that a record 135,000 volunteers will take part on Jan. 19, said he saw the events as complementary, not conflicting.

“It’s all under one tent,” said Todd Bernstein, founder and director wholesale jerseys china of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. “Not only are we supportive, the whole purpose of the King day of celebration is for everyone to claim it.”

Bernstein, Mayor Nutter, and other community and city leaders met at Girard College to announce plans for what is billed as the nation’s largest King Day event. Now in its 20th year, the three state observance seeks to turn community concerns into citizen action.

Many of this year’s 1,800 service projects will center on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act which has seen some of its provisions reversed and challenged.

Among Wednesday’s speakers was Ken Salaam, a local civil rights veteran who worked with King to desegregate Girard College. Asked about the march, he said, “It’s needed. . . . When you want to bring down a big elephant, you’ve got to hit him from all sides.”

March leaders cite three objectives: justice, jobs, and education. Specifically, they said, they want an end to “stop and frisk” police practices and creation of a powerful police oversight board; an immediate raise to $15 an hour wholesale jerseys from china as the minimum wage; and a fully funded, democratically controlled school system.

Marchers plan to gather outside the city school district office wholesale nfl jerseys at 440 N. They’ll trek south to City Hall, then east to Sixth and Market Streets to rally at Independence Mall.

Organizers say the January timing is key, with a new governor ready to take office in Harrisburg and several candidates seeking to become Philadelphia’s next mayor.

“The Day of Service has wholesale jerseys kind of depicted him in a passive way, and he wasn’t passive he believed in direct action,” said Brooks, the schools advocate.

In a written “Call to Conscience, Commitment and Action,” the coalition cited King’s stirring antiwar speech at the Riverside Church in New York City, delivered exactly a year before he was shot to death on April 4, 1968.

“The calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak,” King said, insisting that the war’s quick end was a moral imperative.

Afterward he was harshly criticized, even by some supporters, who believed civil rights activism and Vietnam war opposition were separate issues. King said those upset by his antiwar stance “have not really known me.”

The volunteerism that defines King Day is good and useful, “but that’s not his true legacy,” said march organizer Sharon Gramby Sobukwe, a minister at First Corinthian Baptist Church.

“We’re seeking to reclaim his legacy, the legacy we think is critical to justice in this country.”

“We are not at odds with the Day of Service,” Tyler said. “But when you talk about Dr. King, we’re really talking about a man of action. There’s a feeling by the average person, ‘In this moment, I have to do something.’ They couldn’t go to Ferguson. They couldn’t go to Staten Island. This march becomes an opportunity for people to put feet to their faith.”Articles Connexes:

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