58th Commemoration of the
MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Marching Toward a New Justice

Week of Action - August 20-28

For the March on Washington 58th Anniversary, the SCLC of Southern California (SCLC-SC), along with the Out of Many One Coalition, will hold several days of compelling commemorative events in Los Angeles, in addition to national festivities in DC.   Though these events will harness inspiration from the past, they are also a CALL TO ACTION to continue the quest for jobs, civil rights, non-violence, voter empowerment and justice for all as advocated by SCLC founder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Series of events include:

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Redistricting

Friday,

August 20, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT

Redistricting is the process of redrawing the lines of districts that determines who represents us in all levels of Government; State, County, and City! Redrawing the lines can have a substantial impact on our communities' access to resources and services. Join us to learn how you can help shape L.A.'s future and keep our communities together!

 

Speakers:

 

Rev. Edward L. Anderson

Los Angeles City Redistricting Commissioner

 

Kirk Samuels

Director of Civic Engagement Community Coalition

 

Sandi Cook

Voter Engagement Director, SCLC of Southern California

 

Rev. William D. Smart, Jr.

President & CEO, SCLC-SC

 

Questions? Contact: sclc.sc.programs@gmail.com

Free Give-a-way Groceries, Shoes, & Backpacks

Saturday,

August 21, 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

IN-PERSON EVENT

Hosted by Hurting & Hungry Charities in partnership with True Zion MBC

and SCLC Poor People’s Campaign

Location:  True Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1254 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles

Screening and panel discussion of the film: "The Preacher & the Rabbi"

Sunday,

August 22, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT

A 58th Commemoration of the March on Washington Event:

The Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center (BHERC) Presents: "How We Got Over: Marching Towards A New Justice"

Witnessing the urgent voices of the youth of today and the powerful providential alliance of the past through film.

Program participants:

Event Host

Sandra J. Evers-Manly

President and founder of the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC)

Event Host Organization

Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC)

March on Washington 58th Anniversary Commemoration Chair

and Event Co-Host

Rev. William D. Smart, Jr.

President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Southern California and Co-Pastor of the Christ Liberation Ministries in Los Angeles

March on Washington 58th Anniversary Commemoration Host and Event Organizations

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of

  Southern California (SCLC-SC)

The Black/Jewish Justice Alliance (BJJA)

Event Moderator:

Rev. Kelvin Sauls

Community Organizer

Event Panelists

Susannah Heschel, Ph.D.

Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen Ph.D.

Board member of the Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah

Closing Announcements

Rev. Jonathan D. Moseley, Sr.

Interim-President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Action Network and the Western Regional Director under the leadership of the President and CEO Rev. Al Sharpton

Food Drive Distribution

Monday,

August 23, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

IN-PERSON EVENT

When working families are in trouble, our labor union brothers and sisters are ready to jump in and help.

The food distribution will be at SEIU 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

If you want to volunteer at this event, call us at 877-721-4968

Together we can get through this catastrophe.

The Beloved Community Conversation hosted by SCLC-Southern California.

Monday,

August 23, 2021

5:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT

The Beloved Community is a transformative movement which - through collaboration, reconciliation, and redemption - offers all people the opportunity to be the best that we together can be in kinship and community. 

With love, respect, courage, and nonviolence, the Beloved Community will bring together diverse communities to work in concert to eliminate poverty and economic inequality, dismantle systemic racism and white supremacy, ensure the human dignity and equality of every person, and achieve justice for all, where every person experiences’ freedom, safety and belonging and to actively work to reduce the deterioration of the earth's climate.

Location: Facebook Live: @sclcsocal  

Community & Clergy Luncheon

Tuesday,

August 24, 2021

11:00 am

IN-PERSON EVENT

Community & Clergy luncheon. Long term care workers & clergy unite for a Pathway to $20. Continuing King's dream on the rights for workers.

Location: McCarty Memorial Church, 4103 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles

"Marching Toward Justice" March on Washington Current Events

Tuesday,

August 24, 2021

6:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT

Join us for a powerful evening "Marching Toward Justice" March on Washington current events - police accountability, juvenile justice, racial justice act for all and homelessness.

Location: Facebook Live: @sclcsocal

Community conversation on critical issues

Wednesday,

August 25, 2021

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT

The Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA), General Assembly Meeting engaging in community conversation on critical issues.

Black Women Speak Out at the Chateau Marmont

Wednesday,

August 25, 2021

5:00 pm

IN-PERSON EVENT

Join us to support Black women who are speaking out against abusive working conditions at the Chateau Marmont. 

Chateau Marmont is located at 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

Press Conference - Stop corporate developers from Gentrifying South LA

Thursday,

August 26, 2021

10:00 am

IN-PERSON EVENT

Press conference will be at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Downtown LA

Downtown Crenshaw is a legacy-defining collaborative project and call for unity and self-determination.

On April 29, 2020, the day that the story broke in the news, community-centered developers and civic organization leaders in the community surrounding the Crenshaw Mall began to question how it was possible that the economic anchor of Black Los Angeles could be lost to an outside force like CIM Group. Then someone made a suggestion: “Let’s buy the mall, and redevelop it ourselves!”

What began with a few phone calls is growing into the most positively transformative process and project in the history of the Crenshaw community. This is a historic coming together of community-based and focused experts with over 200 collective years of experience in finance, acquisition, and real estate development, collaboratively working with civic leaders and organizers to identify strategies to quickly acquire the Crenshaw Mall and make it a true community-centered development with local ownership at every step of the process.

People-driven. Community-focused.

We will own the change. And our neighbors will be here to enjoy it.

Women's March Action:
Equi-TEA

Thursday, 

August 26, 2021

10:00 am

VIRTUAL EVENT

Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. The amendment was first introduced in 1878. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women's Equality Day.

Join us for Equi-TEA

Reparations Then! Reparations Now!

Thursday,

August 26, 2021

6:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT

Japanese Americans to Black Reparations. America must comes to grip with her past and make amends.

MLK Dreamers for Justice

Friday, 

August 27, 2021

4:00 pm

IN-PERSON EVENT

Teens changing the world through empathy, activism & service​.

MLK Young Dreamers for Justice is a youth organization, dedicated to cross-cultural friendship, through service and activism. The organization is part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s organization, SCLC-SC, and is guided by the teachings of Dr. King.

Location: L.A. High Memorial Park, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles

March on Washington
sister march & car caravan

Saturday,

August 28, 2021

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

IN-PERSON EVENT

March on Washington sister march down Slauson to Leimert Park Village. We will be doing a hybrid march - some can march and some can carravan down to Leimert Park where there will be a job fair, possible vaccination and economc development activity and more!

Route is Slauson to Leimert Park