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Change the Rules, Be the Power: Highlights of the Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Change the Rules, Be the Power: Highlights of the Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

This past weekend, more than 1,000 participants attended the 2016 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, the largest edition of the conference yet. This year's theme was Change the Rules, Be the Power, and here are some social media highlights of the conference.

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Can’t Be There? Follow Today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference’s March via Twitter

Can’t Be There? Follow Today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference’s March via Twitter

For the past four days, hundreds of union and civil rights activists have been honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the AFL-CIO’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta. Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the conference wraps up with a special session highlighting the labor and civil rights communities’ commitment to building on King’s dream of racial, economic and social justice for all, followed by a massive march through downtown Atlanta.

You can follow the special session and the march on Twitter @aflcio with the hashtag #1uMLK.

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Follow the Action from the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Follow the Action from the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Today kicks off the AFL-CIO’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta, where hundreds of union and civil rights activists will honor King’s life and legacy and the accomplishments of the civil rights movement and renew the commitment to carry on King’s fight for equality and justice. You can follow the action on Twitter @aflcio with the hashtag #1uMLK, and if you are attending the conference and want updates on speakers, panels and activities, text KING to 235246.   

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Register Now for the Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Register Now for the Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

As we approach the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and the accomplishments of the civil rights movement, it will soon be time for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, which will be held from Jan. 15–19 in Atlanta at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

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MLK Day: Action Can Turn Dreams of Justice Into Reality

MLK Day: Action Can Turn Dreams of Justice Into Reality

Across the nation today, working families, civil rights, community, faith and immigrant activists are commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in marches, prayer services, teach-ins and other actions and they are  recommitting themselves to the fight for equality and justice for all workers’ civil rights.

 

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Memphis MLK Day Actions to Support Locked-Out Kellogg’s Workers

Memphis MLK Day Actions to Support Locked-Out Kellogg’s Workers

More than 220 workers who have been locked out of their jobs at a Kellogg’s Memphis, Tenn., plant since October will be honored and supported as part of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day actions in Memphis.

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Freedom and Jobs Scholarship Winners Announced

Freedom and Jobs Scholarship Winners Announced

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the AFL-CIO and Union Plus awarded $300,000 in scholarships to help graduating high school seniors realize their dreams of a college education. More than 600 students applied and 60 $5,000 scholarships were awarded.

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