August 6, 2020

August 24 – March on Washington 2020: The Commitment March

By Kurt Gardinier

Activists are planning a March on Washington on the anniversary of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Organizers are calling the event the “Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks.”

In 1963, the marchers rallied to demand economic and social justice. So, how far have we come almost 60 years later, and what do today’s organizers hope to achieve?

Join Kojo and a panel of experts for a live, virtual panel discussion on Monday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m. They’ll look back at the 1963 March on Washington and look forward to the march later this month.

The event is free, but to participate you must pre-register by 5 p.m. EST on August 24. All registered participants will receive an email with instructions on how to connect to our virtual event on Zoom upon registration. Live closed captioning will be available.

This event will be recorded, and an edited version will be aired on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Thursday, August 27 (the day before this year’s march).

If you have questions, please contact us at events@wamu.org or connect with us on social media @kojoshow.

Kojo In Your Community is a series of live events aimed at providing area residents with a forum to ask questions, make comments and share the view from their neighborhoods. We’re now bringing them to you in a virtual setting with discussions that focus on surviving — and thriving — during the current public health crisis.

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