Dreaming and Marching in Kansas City

Four weeks ago, I had the honor of marching with Rev. C.T. Vivian, a member of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inner circle. When I asked him why he, a civil rights icon, came to Kansas City to stand with fast food workers, the 90 year-old smiled and said, “Dignity.”

Damon Daniel leads a recent Lifelines to Healing event

Damon Daniel leads a recent Lifelines to Healing event

His fight, Dr. King’s fight, is not simply about about race: it is about the dignity of all human beings.

Rev. Vivian challenged us at a prayer service last month, “How can we call ourselves people of God if we don’t treat people like they’re children of God?”

That’s what the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was about 50 years ago today.
That’s what Communities Creating Opportunity has been about for the past 35 years.
That’s what our work has been about all summer.
And that’s what the march in Kansas City is about tomorrow.

We’re standing with low wage workers for their dignity and to lift up our community.

We hope you will join us.

Good Jobs and Freedom for All: A Day of Action for Economic Dignity
6:30am and 11am at St. Marks Church, 3800 Troost, KCMO
4:30pm, Grove Park (Truman Rd and Chestnut)


In hope,

Alice Chamberlain


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