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Become part of history.


Here are multiple ways that you can join us.

50 years later, it is our turn to continue the legacy and the fight. And this will not be possible without people like you who are dedicated to the movement, to rise up and make a change.


  • Your voice can make a difference. We want you to join our movement for economic and racial justice, and spread the word about I AM 2018.

    The I AM 2018 Video Contest is looking for 30 to 60-second video submissions that succinctly and creatively connect the struggles of the past to those of the present. Videos should inspire a call to action to continue the fight for justice for all working people.

    Bring YOUR story, YOUR experience, and YOUR unique perspective to this historic dialogue. We want to hear what YOU have to say.

    The winning video will be used as part of the I AM 2018 campaign’s major online ad campaign initiative, reaching thousands of viewers across the country leading up to the April 2-4 events in Memphis. The winner will have the option to receive a $1,000 grant OR a trip to Memphis in April to participate in the I AM 2018 activities, with transportation and lodging expenses paid.

    Submission deadline is now extended to March 9, 2018!

    Submit Your Video

  • Calling all dedicated activists who want to continue the unfinished work of realizing Dr. King’s dream. Applicants from around the country will be chosen from targeted communities of color to attend an activist training during the April 2-4th commemoration events in Memphis.

    Application deadline now extended to February 23, 2018!

    Submit Your Application Today

  • Our faith moves us to defend all who face systemic exploitation, including people of color, workers, and immigrants. Use your voice to stand up and join our grassroots movement for change.

    COGIC and its award-winning magazine, The Whole Truth (TWT) are sponsoring an essay contest. The winning entry in each age category will be featured in an online edition of the magazine.

    Categories are open for ages 12 to 15, ages 16 to 29, and ages 21 to 30. Application deadline is March 1, 2018.

    Submit Today

  • This movement starts with you. Regardless of your skills, or expertise, we’re positive that we’ll find an opportunity for you to make a difference!

    Sign Up Today

  • Your contribution will help us support this event and our fight for workers’ rights, social justice, and civil rights across America.

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