January 8, 2013

PORTLAND: March for the Dream this January 19th

Press Release
For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Lucilene Lira, Community Leadership Coordinator, 503-222-5694 ext. 37 or lucilene@sistersoftheroad.org

March for the Dream this January 19th
Sisters Of The Road Hosts 20th Community Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Portland, OR (January 8, 2013) - In celebration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sisters Of The Road will host the 20th MLK Day March for the Dream, Saturday, January 19th. This annual event celebrates Dr. King’s work to achieve economic justice for all, as well as the rights guaranteed to all people by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Sisters Of The Road has partnered with VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project, along with other community leaders, for this year’s MLK Day celebration.

The day will kick off at 10 am with a rally at the VOZ Worker Center (NE MLK and Everett). On this (likely) chilly day, community members will be welcomed and warmed with coffee, hot cocoa and pastries. At 11 am the march begins, heading over the Burnside Bridge.

Once on the west-side, the march will stop at the Right 2 Dream Too rest area to learn about this group’s work for “the right to rest, the right to sleep, and the right 2 dream too.” From there, the march continues to its final stop at Sisters Of The Road.
From 12-2pm, a reception in the Cafe at Sisters Of The Road will feature musician and housing activist Mic Crenshaw as Keynote Speaker. Live music, speeches by community leaders, and delicious homemade soup and snacks as well as coffee, tea, and cocoa are also all on tap.

More information can be found on Sisters Of The Road’s website at http://sistersoftheroad.org.

ABOUT SISTERS OF THE ROAD: Founded in 1979, Sisters Of The Road uses nonviolence to support community driven solutions to the calamities of homelessness and poverty. Sisters' Cafe is open to everyone, serving low cost, hot, nutritious meals. Sisters also provides job training, support to parents and children, and innovative solutions to the issues surrounding poverty and homelessness through self and community advocacy.

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