The People’s Organization for Progress marches into the holidays with a very busy schedule. In addition to their Daily Peoples Campaign, they rally against police brutality, host a people’s Kwanzaa and march to observe the birth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Tuesday, December 20th, they rally with the family of Dawud Culver.
Culver, was a well liked West Ward teen, who shot to death under still unexplained circumstances by the Newark police on December 20, 2010.
He was only 16.
The rally will take place on South Orange and Poe Avenue, where he was slain at 5:30pm.
On Thursday, December 29th, Ujamaa, Co-operative Economics, the fourth principle of Kwanzaa, POP will host its annual Kwanzaa celebration.
It will take place Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 100 Montgomery Street, (just next to Abyssinian Baptist Church), in Newark at 6:30pm.
On Sunday, January 15th, on what will be day 203 of the Daily People’s Campaign, POP will rally the Daily People’s Campaign to march and observe the birth of the immortal Drum Major for Justice, Martin Luther King Jr.
Participants will assemble at the Lincoln Monument on Springfield Av and W Market St, the principle rally site of the Daily People’s Campaign, at 2pm and will march to City Hall.
Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929.
The Daily People’s Campaign now has nearly 140 organizations, churches and unions who have signed on to the Campaign.
The Daily People’s Campaign was launched on June 27th to dramatize the impact of draconian public policies on ordinary people. POP vows to host this daily action everyday for 381 days in honor of the epic Montgomery Bus Boycott that propelled a young Martin Luther King Jr. onto national consciousness! A ‘national jobs program’ is at the top of the list of the core issues driving the Campaign.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was launched on Dec 5, 1955 against the very humiliating racially segregated busing in Alabama in the aftermath of the dramatic arrest of civil rights pioneer and legend Rosa Parks. The Boycott, enduring police and Klan terror, lasted 381 days when it led to a federal court order ending that segregated busing.
Monday through Friday, the Daily People’s Campaign takes place from 4:30-6pm at the Lincoln Monument, Springfield Av. and West Market St. On Saturdays, the Daily Campaign takes place on Broad and Market Streets, downtown Newark from 12 noon to 2pm. On Sundays, the Daily Campaign returns to the Lincoln Monument from 2-3pm.
For more information on the Daily People’s Campaign for Jobs, Peace, Equality and Justice and the People’s Organization for Progress, please call 973 801 0001…

PO BOX 22505
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07101-2505; email
973 801 0001
Contact:Lawrence Hamm

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