Photo courtesy of Mark Sibley
ICWJ marches with Rev. Jesse Jackson from April 4 rally to Candelight Vigil
It was great to see so many of you out this past week in solidarity with millions all over the country as part of the We Are One mobilization! For those who weren’t able to attend, please feel free to take a look at ICWJ’s Flickr account for pictures from the April 3 sing-along in the Capitol rotunda and the April 4 From Memphis to Madison rally and Candlelight Vigil. You can take a look at pictures from the sing-along here, and photos from the rally and vigil here – otherwise, please enjoy a few highlights below. Thank you to WNPJ and Madison-area Urban Ministry for collaborating with us on these events!
Been to the Mountaintop: Striking a Chord for Justice
April 3, 2011
On April 3, over 200 people of all ages gathered in the State Capitol to sing hymns and labor songs together while remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision for a just world. In between songs led by community members and an ad-hoc string band, the crowd reflected on Dr. King’s “Been to the Mountaintop” speech.
April 4, 2011
On April 4, following the large From Memphis to Madison Rally, ICWJ marched with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Memphis retired sanitation workers/retired AFSCME Local 1733 members Elmore Nickleberry and Baxter Richard Leach to a Candlelight Vigil off of MLK Boulevard. Rev. Jesse Jackson addressed the crowd remembering Dr. King’s life’s work, as did board member Rev. Jerry Folk, and board member Jonathan Rosenblum. Jonathan presented the crowd with the ICWJ’s 14 Theses on Wisconsin Workers’ Rights, which was blue-taped to the Capitol Doors.