|History shows that workers have been advocating for a day of recognition |
honoring King’s legacy since 1968. It may come as a surprise that the holiday
began as a union demand in contract negotiations. He was an advocate for
working people and a pillar of the civil rights movement.
All Madison schools will be closed and all MTI-represented employees will
receive a paid holiday on Monday, January 21. Madison will host multiple
events to recognize, honor, and renew the struggle for racial equality and
economic justice that was Dr. King’s life. MTI encourages members to
participate in these community-building opportunities.
* Friday, January 18, 4:30-7:00 p.m.: MLK Free Community Dinner,
Gordon Commons, 770 W. Dayton Street in downtown Madison. Dinner
served buffet style from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. There is NO COST to attend. Info at King Coalition Facebook page.
* Sunday, January 20, 7:30-10:00 a.m.: 35th Annual Urban League
Outstanding Young Person Breakfast, Edgewood High School. Middle
and high school students are nominated by schools from across Dane Countybased on their academic performance, community service, and extra-curricularparticipation. Tickets are $10 and available online.
* Monday, January 21, 5:00 p.m.: 34th annual Madison & Dane County
King Holiday Observance, Overture Center in downtown Madison. Freedom songs in the Overture rotunda at 5:00 pm. Program begins at 6:00 pm. NO
COST to attend. More info available on King Coalition Facebook page.
Jan 10 2019