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50 Years After King: Mountaintop Conference (April 2nd and April 3rd):

Register to join us in Memphis for a series of events, speakers and performances commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars kick off the conference with groundbreaking discussion of Dr. King’s legacy 50 years after his ultimate sacrifice. This is followed by the leading minds and activists across labor, business, entertainment, faith and social justice sectors taking on the major issues facing underserved communities of color. They will offer new solutions and strategies for tackling the issues such as: Crime prevention and Criminal Justice Reform, School Climate and Educating Children of Color, Strengthening Minority Families.

Mountaintop Speech Commemoration (April 3rd):

A motivational celebration of Dr. King’s prophetic last speech with musical performances by top artists, Dr. King’s surviving children, Civil Rights leaders that stood with him during his last moments, ecumenical faith leaders, past US presidents, and thousands of dignitaries.

This is an invite only event.

Music + Rally for Justice (April 4th):

Rally featuring top musical talent, civil rights activists, labor leaders, faith leaders and elected leaders to kick off the historic march to honor the struggle and sacrifice of the Memphis Sanitation Workers.

Day 1

April 2, 2018

9:00am to 11:30am CST

Public Tours of Historic Mason Temple

Mason Temple Main Sanctuary

11:00am (Registration) to 6:30pm CST

I AM 2018 Mountaintop Conference

Day 1 of Conference Featuring Speakers and Training Sessions

Mason Temple, 930 Mason St, Memphis, TN 38126

12:00pm to 6:00pm CST

I AM 2018 Activist Training

Day 1 of Activist Training

Mason Temple Cafeteria, Mason Temple, 930 Mason St, Memphis, TN 38126

Day 2

April 3, 2018

8:30am to 12:30pm CST

I AM 2018 Mountaintop Conference

Day 2 of Conference Featuring Speakers and Training Sessions

Mason Temple, 930 Mason St, Memphis, TN 38126

8:30am to 5:15pm CST

I AM 2018 Activist Training

Day 2 of Activist Training

Mason Temple Basement

10:30am to 2:00pm CST

Youth Town Hall

Greater White Stone Missionary Baptist Church, 917 S Wellington St, Memphis TN 38126

6:00pm to 8:50pm CST

I AM 2018 Mountaintop Speech Commemoration

Registration for Overflow Seating at Temple of Deliverance; Indoor Seating by Invitation.

Mason Temple, 930 Mason St, Memphis, TN 38126

Day 3

April 4, 2018

8:00am to 11:00am CST

I AM 2018 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike and March

Music + Rally for Justice

Kickoff Rally - AFSCME Local 1733, 485 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103

11:00am to 12:00pm CST

I AM 2018 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike and March

Music + Rally for Justice

March from AFSCME Local 1733 to Mason Temple

12:00pm to 1:30pm

I AM 2018 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike and March

Music + Rally for Justice

Culminating Rally - Mason Temple, 930 Mason St, Memphis, TN 38126

2:00pm to 5:30pm

I AM 2018 Urban Initiatives Training

Community Organizing Training

Mason Temple Sanctuary Choir Room