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For Immediate Release:
August 09, 2013
Media Contact:
Jason Smith
jtsmith@miamidade.gov
305-375-5380

Commissioner Jean Monestime announces "Pre-March on Miami" to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Historic March on Washington


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – To commemorate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington, Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, has joined efforts with the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Miami-Dade Chapter and the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church to organize a special “Pre-March on Miami” on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Pre-March is in preparation for the actual anniversary of the March on Washington which occurred on August 28, 1963.

The Pre-March on Miami will begin at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church, 2330 N.W. 93rd Street, and travel east to 22nd Avenue, south to 87th Street, west to 23rd Avenue and north to 93rd Street. The march will conclude with a special church service at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church at 11 a.m.

“The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom galvanized the nation to expand civil rights to everyone, regardless of race, creed or national origin.  The 1963 march and its call for equal rights resonate today with renewed urgency,” said Commissioner Monestime. “I urge everyone to participate in our local ‘Pre-March on Miami’ and renew our commitment to the fight for justice and equal rights in the 21st Century.”

The media is invited to participate in a Press Call on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:30. The call-in number is: 1-800-501-8979 Access Code: 8490305

Who:
Commissioner Jean Monestime, Miami-Dade County, District 2
A. Philip Randolph Institute, Miami-Dade Chapter
93rd Street Community Baptist Church
What:
Press Call regarding the Pre-March on Miami
When:
August 14, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Where:
Call-in phone number: 1-800-501-8979 Access Code: 8490305