Jr. March for Jobs

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MLK Day march covered broad spectrum of human-rights issues



By Jerry Freeman

MSR Senior Editor


Over 100 people braved below-zero temperatures Monday, Jan. 21, to march in the Second Annual MLK, Jr. March for Jobs, Justice and Housing organized by Occupy the Hood MN. The march’s aim was to honor the human rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Participants took to the skyways after marching for five blocks in the freezing cold down Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Marchers included activists fighting for welfare rights, housing rights, immigrant rights and labor rights. Advocates for better quality public education for all joined the march with Native Americans from the Idle No More movement. Continue Reading →

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