With the middle class shrinking, wages stagnating, voting rights under attack, and the rights of people to join in collective bargaining at risk, the need to unite together in a common struggle is paramount.

On Saturday, Jan. 16, the weekend of Martin Luther King Day, please join CSU-AAUP and fellow state employees, as well as community and civil rights organizations in a show of unity and commitment to continuing King’s fight to end racial and economic inequality.

The event, “A Celebration of Unity, Equality & Democracy,” will bring together stakeholders to work on creating a common agenda for creating lasting positive change.

Endorsing organizations include civil rights organizations such as the Hartford and Danbury NAACP and Open Communities Alliance; labor organizations such as the Connecticut AFL-CIO and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition; and community groups such as the Connecticut Center for a New Economy and Common Cause.

Click here to see a flyer about the event.

What: MLK, Jr. weekend kickoff event for new alliance of labor, community, and civil rights organizations

When: Saturday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Bethel AME Church, 1154 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, Conn. 06002

Who: All who care about racial and social justice, rising inequality, a shrinking middle class and a thriving democracy.