March 15, 2014
Sponsored by COPPER
Coalition for the Organizational Protection of People and Equal Rights
International Labor and Civil Rights Leader William "Bill" Lucy addresses the first Memphis community summit on March 15, 2014. Mr. Lucy delivered an inspiring speech that spoke about the need for unity and the just fight to protect middle-class jobs. He talked about the importance of winning the fight against Kellogg for locking out 226 workers and their families in Memphis. Mr. Lucy has worked a lifetime for worker and civil rights as International Secretary Treasurer of AFSCME and cofounder of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists to name a few of his many accomplishments on behalf of working men and women worldwide.
Pastor Dawson from Cane Creek Baptist (below left) representing the Baptist Ministerial Association and Pastor Dwight Montgomery of Annesdale Baptist Church and SCLC President address attendees. BCTGM 4th Region International Vice President James Rivers recognizes communit attendees.
State Representative Barbara Cooper (below) who served as the COPPER Coalition event coordinator and Lorenzo Banks, long time labor activist and COPPER charter member share a moment with Mr. Lucy during the Summit.
A vast array of community advocates and supporters of locked out Kellogg workers attended the COPPER sponsored event.
A big Thank You to eveyone that turned out for this great event!