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San Jose 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Date Saturday August 24
Time 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location Details
Rally Point St. James Park at St. James Street & Second Street, San Jose, CA.

March to Santa Clara County Building 70 W. Hedding Street, James P. McEntee Sr. Plaza
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorElizabeth Birks
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AddressSan Jose NAACP 304 North 6th Street San Jose,
San Jose Celebrates the 50th Anniversary
of the March on Washington

Join us on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington. Be a part of this country's history as we march for Jobs and Freedom!

People from every corner of Santa Clara County are uniting for one momentous day, rallying for a shared message of civil liberty, civil rights, and economic freedom and opportunity for all. It is empowering and encompasses the ideals of the pioneers of the 1963 March, in that we have to stand up for our future and the future of this nation by empowering ourselves and our neighbors.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

WE BELIEVE everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve the American Dream - We will be addressing today's civil rights issues, including but not limited to: racial, social and economic injustice; workers' and LGBT rights as well as Commonsense Immigration Reform, a secure job, a safe home, and a quality education. We seek to transcend our superficial differences and bring together people of all backgrounds in a common quest for equal opportunity and justice for all.

March starts at 9:30 a.m. (please arrive at 9:00 a.m. so that we can begin the march promptly at 9:30 am.) Rally Point St. James Park - St. James Street & Second Street, San Jose, CA.

Recommend Parking at 70 W. Hedding Street and riding Light Rail Service to Rally Point at St. James Park - St. James Street & Second Street and March with us to County offices. (Free Parking at in Santa Clara County Parking Lots - 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA.)

We have to define our demands in order to claim our destiny….

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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Aug 21st, 2013 3:10 AM
August 28th, 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, nationwide there are numerous actions scheduled in support of Justice for Trayvon Martin, for young Martin, his American Dream, turned into an American Nightmare. It's time yet again to stand up for justice, and demand it from an apathetic Government.

San Jose, is joining in on this nationwide call to action:

"Jobs & Freedom" MARCH & RALLY
Saturday, Aug. 24th @ St. James Park
(St. James St. & 2nd. Street)
San Jose, 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March On Washington

Join the Justice For Trayvon Martin Contingent - Wear Black Hoodies (Hoodie Up)!!!

Wednesday, Aug. 28th @ SJSU - Tommie Smith & John Carlos Statues
We will be holding a Campus "Town Hall" Assembly at San Jose State University, at 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, we encourage you all to join us, check out the Student Organization Fair, the Social Justice BBQ, and the MOSAIC Cultural Center Open House!!! Come out and be heard!