SCLC-SC Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of The March on Washington with a Host of Events

(EZ Newswire)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- SCLC-SC, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, inter-faith, advocacy organization committed to nonviolent action to achieve social, economic, and political justice, today a host of events schedule in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of The March on Washington. These events will bring together diverse members of the beloved community and the public as the march towards justice in every form continues. At the center of each event is the goal of ensuring that freedom, equality, respect and humanity prevail in every circumstance.

The events will take place beginning Thursday, August 24 through Tuesday, August 29th. All events are free, and registration is highly suggested. To register and get more information, visit, or email
The 60th Anniversary Celebration of The March on Washington is of great importance as it commemorates the historic event that brought together individuals from all walks of life to advocate for civil rights and social justice. By honoring this momentous occasion, we are renewing our commitment to the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who fought tirelessly for the promise of “one nation, under God, indivisible,” and for the restoration of the "soul" of America.

The events are:

SCLC-SC 60 Years Later: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 
A roundtable discussion and reception
When: Thursday, August 24, 2023 – 6:00 PM
Where: Los Angeles City Hall – Public Works Chamber: 200 N. Spring Street, LA, CA (parking in City Hall East)
Hosts: Rev. William D. Smart, President/CEO, SCLC-SC; Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Councilman 8th District/Mayor Pro Tem; Commissioner Mike Davis; Moderator, Niele Anderson
Panelists: Dr. Maulana Karenga, CSULB; Danny Bakewell, Jr., LA Sentinel; Latricia Mitchell, NAACP; Michael Lawson, LAUL; Tom Saenz, MALDEF; Dr. Helena Johnson, NCNW; Simboa Wright, SEIU
Art: MLK Art display by L.A. Artist Randy McSwain

MLK Young Dreamers For Justice: Voter Registration Workshop
When: Sunday, August 27, 2023 – 1 to 3 PM
Where: PS 818: 15300 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA
RSVP: 747-444-0902 or on Instagram: Mlk_Young_Dreamer_For_Justice 
SCLC-SC 60th Anniversary Celebration
This celebration will feature esteemed individuals who have made significant contributions to the pursuit of justice and equality.
When: Monday, August 28th, 2023 – 6:00 PM
Where: Holman United Methodist Church: 3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Participants: Dr. Maulana Karenga, Professor & Chair of Africana Studies and Cal State Long Beach and Executive Director of the African American Cultural Center (US); Felipe Ceceres, Coordinator, The Fix LA Alliance; Attorney Do Kim, President KW Lee Center; Dr. James Lawson, Pastor Emeritus, Holman UMC; The Inner City Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Charles Dickerson, III; renowned vocalist Lura Daniels-Ball performing excerpts from MLK: A Tribute in Song; Rabbi Sharon Brous, Senior Rabbi Ikar; Patsy Ostroy, Original 1963 March on Washington Participant; Dr. Ken Walden, Senior Pastor Holman UMC.

Beyond The Dream: How The LA Labor Movement Is Fulfilling Dr. King's Dream For Jobs And Freedom
It's a hot labor summer, but the foundation for this generational moment was established 60 years during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Come and hear from some of the labor leaders who are spearheading our national movement, and how their campaigns are fulfilling Dr. King's dream.
When: Tuesday, August 29
Where: Virtual – Tune-in live on Facebook @SCLCSoCal
Hosts: William Smart, President/CEO, SCLC-SC 
Opening Remarks: Yvonne Wheeler, President, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
Moderator: Anton Farmby, Vice President, SEIU-USWW
Panelists: Max Arias, President, SEIU 99; Eric Haywood, Writers Guild Of America; Victor Mineros, Secretary Treasurer, Teamsters 396; Simboa Wright, Vice President, SEIU 721; Joely Fisher, National Secretary Treasurer SAG-AFTRA and Kurt Petersen, Co-President, UNITE HERE Local 11

Rev. William Smart, President/CEO of SCLC-SC, expressed his enthusiasm for the events, stating, "The 60th Anniversary Celebration of The March on Washington events are momentous occasions and opportunities that reminds us of the power of collective action in the fight for justice. We are honored to bring together our beloved community to commemorate this historic event and continue the work towards creating a more just and equitable society."
Looking to the future, SCLC-SC seeks to energize the beloved community in its applied dedication to its mission of achieving social, economic, and political justice through nonviolent action. Using the anticipated power emanating from the commemoration event SCLC-SC will continue to work tirelessly in communities across the country, amplifying national programs such as voter registration, education improvement, and direct action against injustice and inequitable treatment. By standing as advocates for those on the margins of society, SCLC-SC is determined to bring about the promise of “one nation, under God, indivisible,” and restoring the "soul" of America.

Additional partners include and the Out Of Many One Coalition.

These are community events. All are encouraged to bring your friends, family, and neighborhood block club. Plan to fill up a row or two. To reserve your seats and for more information about SCLC-SC and the 60th Anniversary Celebration of The March on Washington events in Los Angeles please visit, or e-mail



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