MLK Day: Join Smithfield Workers in Fayetteville This Monday

The Justice@Smithfield Campaign is proud to invite you to join workers from Smithfield's Tar Heel plant and their supporters in honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at an interfaith service in Fayetteville, NC on Monday, January 21st.

What: "Better Together"--a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the ongoing struggle for justice.

Where: First Baptist Church, 302 Moore Street, Fayetteville, NC

When: Monday, January 21st. 11 a.m.

Who: Dr. Michael A. Battle, Interdenominational Theological Center; Rev. Dr. Cureton L. Johnson, First Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. Luther Holland & Rev. Graylan Hagler, Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice; Dr. Maria Palmer, Founder and Former Pastor of La Iglesia Unida de Cristo; workers from Smithfield Foods' Tar Heel plant, and you.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Civil rights leader, Baptist minister, poor people's advocate, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, was slain 40 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting a strike for the rights of sanitation workers.

With his message of equality and respect for all, Dr. King inspired people across the United States and around the world to the cause of justice. In the tradition of the sanitation workers for whom Dr. King advocated until his last breath, thousands of workers at Smithfield Packing in Tar Heel, NC continue to fight for their right to have a voice on the job. Their continuing struggle will be featured at the event.

Read the Invitation. Or download the flyer.

For more information about the event, please contact Libby Manly at 919-491-2262

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