Events commemorating Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces.
As you all know, Dr King was assassinated while helping AFSCME Local 1733 in a struggle for basic workers rights.
AFSCME Members are called out, come and show solidarity for Dr. King's lasting legacy.
ALBUQUERQUE - Sunday Jan 20th - 1 pm
MARCH / Parade
Corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & University Blvd, ABQ
LAS CRUCES - Sunday Jan 20th - 3 pm
The NAACP Dona Ana Branch invites the Las Cruces community to join the Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March.
The Martin Luther King Jr. March will begin on Main Street at the turn-about and will end in the parking lot in front of Union Hall.
Refreshments will be provided at the end of the march.
This year's theme is entitled the " Racial Harmony Peace Walk". The NAACP Dona Ana Branch encourages all residents, community leaders, clergymen and clergy women to join us in celebrating and honoring of Dr. King.
For more information on the march, call 575-527-5765
ALAMOGORDO - Jan. 21 - NOON
201 Dale Scott Avenue.
Short MLK march beginning at the Boys & Girls Club in Alamogordo. Members are encouraged to bring a can of food for the Salvation Army.
Otero County NAACP Would love to have some AFSCME members walking with them. Call with questions, 575-443-9072 Denise Lang
SANTA FE - Jan 21 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Community Service Award Ceremony - Location TBD
The Santa Fe County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is excited to announce the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award.
This annual award is given to high school students who are performing exemplary community service. Students from all ability, cultural, ethnic, gender, and orientation backgrounds may be nominated for and receive the award.
Seven Santa Fe County high schools will participate:
Academy for Technology and the Classics, Capital High School, Career Academy at Larragoite, Monte del Sol, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Indian School, and Tierra Encantada. Community members, counselors, principals, other students, and teachers are encouraged to nominate students.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to community service, gave his life in service, and urged all of us to serve our communities. He said “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” Carol Johnson, current president of the Santa Fe County Branch of NAACP said that “many young people in Santa Fe are working diligently to uplift their community.”
The incoming president, George Geder, echoed Mrs. Johnson’s sentiments, and is encouraging the nomination of students from all ability, cultural, ethnic, gender, and orientation backgrounds. “This award is a high honor for anyone, and we particularly want to recognize the broad culturally diverse youth in our community,” Mr. Geder said.