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Rev. Sharpton & NAN To Hold “Be Like King” Events in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Including the Annual Breakfast In Washington, D.C. & The Annual Public Policy Forum In NYC

Jan 10, 2015

January 10, 2015 (New York, NY) — Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) will hold national “Be Like King” events honoring and promoting the work Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Dr. King observed holiday.

The day’s events will begin in Washington, D.C with NAN’s annual MLK Jr. breakfast. Rev. Al Sharpton will then travel to New York, NY, to host NAN’s annual King Day Public Policy forum with New York City and state politicians.

At the conclusion of the policy forum Rev. Al Sharpton along with: Eric Garner’s widow, Esaw Garner, and mother Gwen Carr; Akai Gurley’s domestic partner, Kimberly Ballinger; will lead a caravan of buses to three locations. The first stop will be at the site where Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed in Brooklyn, the group will lay a wreath and say a prayer. They will then travel to Pink, Louis H. Houses where unarmed Akai Gurley was killed by NYPD, to hold a prayer vigil. The day will end with a candlelight vigil at the site where Eric Garner was killed.


Monday, January 19, 2015
Washington, D.C.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast
8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave.
N.W., Washington, D.C.

New York, NY schedule

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Policy Forum
1:00p.m.-2:30p.m. EST
National Action Network (House of Justice)
106 West 145th Street (Lenox Avenue)
Harlem, New York

Buses caravan to Brooklyn from National Action Network (House of Justice)
2:30 p.m.

Wreath laying for Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos
3:30 p.m.
Myrtle Ave. & Tompkins Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Prayer vigil for Akai Gurley
5:30 p.m.
Pink, Louis H. Houses
2632 Linden Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11208

Candlelight vigil for Eric Garner
7:30 p.m.
Bay St. & Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10301