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2016 MLK Support for Labor Banquet
April 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
33rd Annual MLK Support for Labor Banquet
Black Workers for Justice will organize its 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Support for Labor Banquet on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. The keynote speaker at the event will be Bree Newsome who removed confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol building in June 2015. This banquet will be hosted at North Carolina Association of Educators located at 700 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601.
About Black Workers for Justice:
The BWFJ is an organization of Black workers formed in December of 1982 out of a struggle led by Black women workers at a K-mart store in Rocky Mount, North Carolina against race and gender discrimination. After organizing a boycott of the local K-mart store and reaching out to workers at other workplaces and communities, Black workers and community activists from 10 counties met at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Fremont, NC in December 1982 to form BWFJ as a statewide organization.
BWFJ believes that African American workers need self organization to help empower ourselves at the workplace, in communities and throughout the whole of US society to organize, educate, mobilize and struggle for power, justice, self-determination and human rights for African Americans, other oppressed nationalities, women and all working class people whether employed or unemployed, union workers or unorganized. We work to build the strength and leadership of Black workers in the Black Freedom and labor movements.
Black Workers For Justice is an organization of Black workers organizing to build the African American workers’ movement as a central force in the struggle for Black Liberation and Worker’s Power.
Learn more at: http://blackworkersforjustice.com