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Four Freedoms March
January 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Join us on Saturday, January 7th, the 76th anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inspiring Four Freedoms speech, as our Berkshires community comes together united against hate and bigotry in all its forms. All are welcome.
We plan to gather in downtown Pittsfield, march, and then rally together to re-inspire and reconnect ourselves with our highest values and commitment to our neighbors.
12:30pm gather in front of St. Joseph’s Church at 414 North Street, Pittsfield.
1pm March steps off, goes down North Street to First Church of Christ on Park Square? at 27 East Street (on Park Square)
1:30pm Rally indoors featuring the following speakers:
U.S. Senator Edward Markey
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, member, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
James Roosevelt, grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Dennis Powell, President, Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP
Elizabeth “Liz” Recko-Morrison, 2015 Berkshire Labor Person of the Year
Eleanore Velez, BCC Multicultural Center Director
Ethan Zuckerman, Director, MIT Center for Civic Media
Spoken word poets from Miss Hall’s Sdhool
Afterwards (approximately 2:15pm) an open house also at First Church featuring information tables set up by an array of Four Freedoms partners so you can learn more and sign up to help out on specific issues & challenges.
The Four Freedoms Coalition is a new, non-partisan, diverse coalition of community organizations and individuals working together to unite the community and reaffirm our true American values, as outlined in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s landmark Four Freedoms speech. They are:
Freedom from fear
Freedom from want
Freedom of speech
Freedom of religion
If you would like to volunteer, or if your organization would like to be listed as a partner, please contact us via Facebook or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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