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March on Washigton

  • 24 Aug 2013
  • Pittsburgh to DC
Join us (*Coalition of groups and individuals from Pittsburgh, PA) on Saturday, August 24, 2013 as many of us board buses to Washington DC to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and to renew our collective commitment to voting rights, to human rights, to equality of education, to quality housing for everyone, to access to jobs with a living wage and equality in the application of justice! We will be connecting with people from across the Nation for this important, historic, HUGE March! The seats on the buses will cost $45.00, with some scholarships available. The buses will be departing at 5am from the Freedom Corner in the Hill District, Pittsburgh-PA. Carpooling from different parts of the city will be organized in addition to educational materials and refreshments on the bus and tokens for the subway. 1963 Excerpt of Speech by John Lewis: The revolution is at hand, and we must free ourselves of the chains of political and economic slavery. The nonviolent revolution is saying, "We will not wait for the courts to act, for we have been waiting hundreds of years. We will not wait for the President, nor the Justice Department, nor Congress. We cannot depend on any political party! Dr. Martin Luther King: "The Time Is Always Right to Do What Is Right!" We are urging various organizations, agencies, religious groups and committed individuals to help underwrite the costs of the trip to allow many more persons to attend. Current Co-sponsors and major supporters of this event are: ~B-PEP, Black Political Empowerment Project,~Allegheny County Office of the County Executive and Council Member,~United Steelworkers,~Thomas Merton Center,~Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh~Black and White Reunion~WPBPA, Western PA Black Political Assembly~Bayard Rustin Commemorative Project,~AFSC/PA, American Friends Service Committee, Pennsylvania, ~Sala Udin, ~Alliance for Police Accountability, ~PACT-Prevent Another Crime Today. For more information: Contact B-PEP at b-pepinfo@b-pep.net or email Celeste at taylor.celeste@gmail.com, B-PEP at 412-758-7898. Those who wish to donate should make checks payable to "Hill House Association/B-PEP" and place in memo section: March on Washington, and send to Craig Weber, Financial Consultant, Hill House Association, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Get On The Bus August 24th Pittsburgh People! Tell your family, friends and neighbors to not miss the chance to create their own legacy for peace, equality and justice!
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