I AM 2018 Information

We are approaching the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King and AFSCME standing together in Memphis on behalf of sanitation workers. This was a watershed moment in our nation’s history.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Memphis to offer his support and join workers in solidarity, because he believed there can be no racial justice without economic justice. He believed that labor rights, civil rights and human rights are all one and the same, and for his devotion to these values, Dr. King paid the ultimate price. The morning after he delivered his iconic Mountaintop speech at the historic Mason Temple, Dr. King was assassinated. 

The I AM 2018 initiative is about drawing inspiration from the heroes of Memphis and connecting their struggle to today’s challenges. 

Learn more about this effort and how to get involved here: www.iam2018.org