(ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 30, 2011) The Concerned Black Clergy (CBC), Georgia Community Action Association (GCAA) and the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) invite the public to join them on April 4, 2011 as they remember and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, public officials, community servants, ministers and citizens from all walks of life commemorate his life and recommit themselves to the challenge of taking collective action to ensure the common good. Representative John Lewis will be our special guest speaker. The event takes place at the M.L. King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change (Freedom Hall), located at 449 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
Representative Lewis was a close friend and colleague of Dr. M.L. King, Jr. who walked shoulder-to-shoulder with him and understood his intention to create a fair and just America for all people. Representative Lewis will inspire us to take action and to continue to actualize the dream of one of the most influential civil rights leaders in all of America’s history. Facilitators for the event will include Dr. William “Sonny” Walker; State Representative Roger Bruce; Rev. Dr. Richard Cobble, President, Concerned Black Clergy; Mr. Jimmie Samuel, President, GCAA; and Dr. Joyce J. Dorsey, President and CEO, FACAA.
“Poverty is such an issue that has not been discussed,” states Dr. Dorsey. “We’ve asked Congressman John Lewis to come address the ministers, social service leaders and community leaders as we address the issue of poverty. This is a widespread attempt to address the issues, and it is our goal to motivate and mobilize.” All are invited to come and share this occasion, and feel encouraged to join together as the struggle for equality, justice and human dignity continues.
For more information on FACAA, visit online at http://www.facaa.org
FACAA is affiliated with the National Office of the Community Action Partnership, America’s poverty fighting network. In operation since 1991, over one million individuals and families have been served by FACAA. It is the mission of FACAA to assist low-income individuals in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County to achieve self-sufficiency. The agency is responsible for the planning, coordination, evaluation and administration of Community Action programs for these citizens.