NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) & REV. AL SHARPTON TO HOLD ‘BE LIKE KING’ DAY WITH FOUR EVENTS IN TWO CITIES, COMMEMORATING THE MLK HOLIDAY IN THE SPIRT OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.—URGING PEOPLE TO EMULATE HIS EXAMPLE IN STANDING FOR JUSTICE & AGAINST SENSELESS VIOLENCE—
MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. EST Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) to host annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, honoring leaders fulfilling the vision and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last year United States Vice President, Joe Biden delivered the keynote address. This year NAN is honored to have guest speakers U.S. Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Health and Human Services; and U.S. Secretary, Julián Castro, Housing and Urban Development.
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(Enter at main hotel entrance)
Program Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Camera/Equipment Pre-Set: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Press Arrival Time: 7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
1:00-2:30p.m. EST Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Policy Forum. Rev. Sharpton will be joined by: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Chuck Schumer, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, and other New York State and City officials.
National Action Network (House of Justice)
106 West 145th Street (Lenox Avenue)
Harlem, New York
Will be live streamed at NationalActionNetwork.net.
Program Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
Press Arrival Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. EST In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Al Sharpton joined by the family of Eric Garner and hundreds bussed from the ‘House of Justice’ will lay a wreath at the site where Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed. Dr. King would have denounced senseless violence & stressed our movement for justice in police reform, a movement that is not anti-police or a hate of police movement.
Myrtle Ave. & Tompkins Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
8:00 p.m. EST Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of Eric Garner family will hold a vigil at the site where Mr. Garner was killed. They will continue to call for a federal investigation of his killing and possible civil rights violation.
Bay St. & Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10301