Hundreds of social justice professionals, activists and community leaders will join together in Houston for the AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference.
This year’s theme: Reclaiming the Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize! Is about shifting the rules and building power so that working communities can thrive and families can enjoy the fruits of their labor. Too many of our family members, friends, loved ones and neighbors are overworked, underpaid and underemployed. And far too many are barely making it from day to day.
“There is nothing new about poverty," Dr. King said in 1964 during his Nobel Peace Prize address. "What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.”
We are the resources, and when we join together January 12–15, 2018, to celebrate the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we will explore how we can better advocate for racial and economic equity, and honor those who work day-in and day-out to advance our rights and help lift up people from poverty's grasp.