The United Workers site-based campaign at the Inner Harbor led us to take on a city-wide campaign for Fair Development. We are inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in his 1968 call for an Economic Bill of Rights that would include work with dignity, decent housing, adequate education, universal health care, and participation for all.
All of these issues are connected and we need to be engaging them as one, collaborating as one, and working as a larger movement. This string activity explores the connections. It took place at the United Workers Human Rights Dialogue at the James McHenry Recreation Center in West Baltimore, on January 19, 2013. The center itself is the site of an ongoing human rights struggle for basic community needs. Threatened with closure, community members stood up and fought for rec and the community life it helps sustain - to survive.