Fifty years ago, on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, 250,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and heard the famous “I Have A Dream” speech given by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D. C. King’s message then, timely matched the 100 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation which proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the United States.
Today some people still need to freedom, their own; from low self esteem and their lack of knowledge of how to propel themselves to the next best opportunity. To help change that and in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Operation People for Peace along with several churches and non-profit agencies along the gulf coast will hold its first Education Career Summit in Mobile, Alabama 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2013 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 461 Texas Street in the port city.
Carolyn Thompson, President of the Women’s Outreach Alliance, a division of Operation People for Peace says “the purpose of the event is to encourage people to empower themselves through increasing their educational level, and/or retooling their skills for today’s career opportunities. We will also address how to stop violence in our communities.”
Agency representatives from Bishop State Community College, Mobile Fair Housing, the Armed Forces, and corporate recruiters from local businesses are just some of the groups that will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the next best step to take to reach one’s personal educational and career development goals.
“This is just the Kickoff to an ongoing local coalition established to address social ills and career development needs of all people.” said Thompson.
Due to hard economic times, more than one thousand bags of food will be distributed to pre-qualified families and seniors.
For more information on how to participate call 288.623.0017.
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