D.C. Statehood Coalition Seeks MLK Volunteers
WI Web Staff Report | 8/12/2011, 1:16 p.m.
D.C. Statehood's Welcome and Host Committee Coalition seeks as many as 700 volunteers, ages 9 to 92, to serve as hosts for MLK memorial events slated for Aug. 24-28.
More than 300,000 people are expected to converge on the nation's capital to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to participate in the unveiling and dedication ceremonies surrounding the new $120 million bronze statue, located on the National Mall between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.
Volunteers will serve as guides to welcome visitors to the District and distribute memorial pamphlets that highlight key historical venues in D.C. that were visited by Dr. King, honor the slain civil rights leader through quotes relevant to the "Dream" about freedom, democracy and equality and connect his dream to the plight of more than 600,000 disenfranchised citizens who live in DC, and who dream of equal footing with all other U.S. citizens, according to a statement issued by D.C. Statehood.
Additionally, volunteers' participation will provide an invaluable opportunity to not only witness history, but to be a part of it.
For more information, call 202-457-0800 or inquire at Beverly@aclu-nca.org. Please include all contact information such as home address, phone numbers, Facebook and Twitter links.