Public Good Forum at the Boston Public Library

When:
April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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We will honor MLK Jr.’s memory by reflecting upon the importance of the public sector and the ways we can protect and expand it.

Please join us on April 4, 2019, at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 51 years after his assassination. The night before his assassination in April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke before a group of striking Black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee as they prepared for a march for civil rights, union recognition, and economic justice. We will honor his memory by reflecting upon the importance of the public sector and the ways we can protect and expand it.

Welcome by Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and first African American to serve as AFSCME’s president.

Speakers:
David Leonard, Boston Public Library, President
Jessica Quiason, Action Center for Race and the Economy, Researcher
Jim Durkin, AFSCME Council 93, Director of Legislation, Communication & Political Action
Khalida Smalls, Boston Teachers Union, Organizing Director
Marc Pacheco, Massachusetts State Senator
Amy Traub, Demos, Associate Director, Policy and Research

Moderator:
Reverend Mariama White-Hammond

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