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Mayor Bowser, DPW, and AFSCME to Join National Moment of Silence in Observation of Sanitation Workers’ Rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, February 1 at 10:45 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will join cities across the country to observe a “National Moment of Silence.” The event, led by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Church of God in Christ, will observe the 50th anniversary of the tragic event triggering the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike and the subsequent assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  
 
WHEN:          
Thursday, February 1 at 10:45 am
 
WHO:             
Mayor Muriel Bowser
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
 
WHERE:       
600 Block of T Street, NW                       
(In front of the Howard Theatre)
Closest Metro: Shaw-Howard University Station*
 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).