SEATTLE – This Saturday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth, community and labor organizations are coming together for a Motorcade and Rally to Stop Police Brutality and end Systematic Racism.
The morning event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the ILWU Local 19 Union Hall – 3440 E Marginal Way S (corner of Spokane and East Marginal). Participants will gather and then car caravan to Port of Seattle Terminal 46 for a rally and show of solidarity from
10 AM to Noon.
The program at Terminal 46 will include speakers such as: James Bible, attorney and former President of King County NAACP; Nikkita Oliver, Executive Director of Creative Justice; Pastor Steve Baber of Washington Christian Leaders Coalition and ILWU Local 19 President Rich Austin. Still Water band will also be performing.
At 2 PM the program will proceed to 1419 24th Ave in the Central Area to the former home of ILWU labor leader and civil rights activist Frank Jenkins Jr.
This program will be focused on the life and contributions of Frank Jenkins Jr to labor and Black history. There will be guest speakers from the UW Labor Studies Department;
Cindy Domingo, APALA; LeTania Severe of Labor for Black Lives and Herald Ugles, Committee Member of the Frank Jenkins Jr Fellowship in Labor Studies at UW.
Parking is available until 6pm at Mt Calvary Christian Center located at 1412 23rd Ave.
We ask that all participants wear masks and use hand sanitizer that will be provided.
This event is brought to you by APRI Seattle, the Committee To Stop Police Terror & End Systemic Racism, and many rank and file longshoremen of the ILWU.