PRESS CONFERENCE: OCCUPY WALL ST. AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS ANNOUNCE ACTIONS ON MLK, JR BIRTHDAY JANUARY 15 & 16
January 3, 2012
A press conference will take place on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at 11am to announce a series of events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. On January 15 & 16, 2012. The Occupy Wall Street organized #J15 Worldwide Candlelight Vigil for Unity and the Occupy the Dream Campaign announce parallel actions in the spirit of non-violence to lift high Dr. King’s dream of racial and economic equality. Candlelight vigils are scheduled across the globe on January 15th at 7pm in every time zone calling for a global movement for economic justice, as well as actions the following morning, January 16th at 10am in each time zone in the U.S., with rallies in front of Federal Reserve Banks in 13 cities. Numerous civil rights leaders and entertainers worldwide have already endorsed the actions including Pete Seeger, Dr. Ben Chavis, Reverend Steven Phelps, Russell Simmons, SCLC, K'naan, Stephan Said, Joan Baez, Rev. Jamal Bryant, Steve Earle, Sol Guy and more. On Wednesday, the groups will publicly announce their plans and invite all metropolitan area New Yorkers to join in these special events. www.j15global.org www.occupydream.org
|WHEN:||WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012 at 11am|
|WHERE:||SEIU 1199, 310 West 43rd Street (off 8th Avenue) NYC|
|PARTICIPANTS:||Stephan Said, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Rev. Steve Phelps, Leyla Turkkan, Norman Siegel, Francois "Preach" Domond and Malik Rhasaan (Occupy The Hood), Aaron Black, Melanie Gold, Hall Powell, Kristin Andreassen, Danny Goldberg and others.|
For further information, please contact: Aaron Black @ 646 421-4045, Stephan Said @ 646 361-8835, Leyla Turkkan @ 917 374-8020 or Norman Siegel @ 347 907-0867.