In honor of the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Occupy Providence will hold a rally today “to carry on the great work of this fallen leader who was cut down in his prime for nothing less than his commitment to a fair and just world for all humanity ,” according to a press release from the group.
The rally will be from 4 to 6 pm today on the steps of Providence City Hall.
According to the release:
“At a time when the majority of Americans realize the injustice and corruption of the current system, it is important to commemorate this legendary organizer who spearheaded our last powerful social movement to stand up to the 1% and their system of social, economic and civil injustice with a unity rally- both as a tribute and as an organizing event. Speakers will address the pressing needs for change that we have today in the areas that MLK fought so hard for- Freedom and Equality, Jobs and Human Needs, Peace and Solidarity. Pressing Civil Rights issues like the murder of Trayvon Martin and attacks on the 99% that are working people whose services, jobs and rights to organize are under attack and the call for a new system based on non-violent conflict resolution and peaceful co-existence all need to be urgently changed.”
The group put together this video to promote the action: