2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 18–21, 2019 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The conference will celebrate Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future generations.

Read International President Bob Martinez’s conference announcement.

“The Fierce Urgency of Now” is this year’s conference theme, and hundreds of social justice professionals, activists and community leaders will join together to strategize on how to roll back attacks on our civil and human rights.

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today,” stated King. “We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

Early registration at a rate of $275 ends December 21, 2018. Late registration fee of $300 is based upon availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Register today for this important event.