King’s Dream, Our Dream

16 Feb King’s Dream, Our Dream

“Occupy King's Dream” contingent at Martin Luther King Jr. parade.

More than 250 residents marched in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade Jan. 16 as part of Community Coalition’s “Occupy King’s Dream: We Are the 99%”contingent. Marchers connected Dr. King’s dream of social and economic justice in the 1960s with present day fights for jobs, income equality and education. The delegation also featured a multiracial, intergenerational coalition of South L.A. residents, youth and allies from the L.A. Black Worker Center, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance and the Korean Resource Center. “I was amazed by the energy of our group and the crowd’s response to us,” said Brett Williams, a Coalition youth leader. “It showed me that King’s dream and the movement are still alive.”

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