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

Hundreds of social justice professionals, activists and community leaders will join together in Washington, D.C., for the 2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference.

In Dr. King's famous 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom speech, he told a divided nation that we need one another and that we are stronger when we march forward, together. Now, more than 50 years later in these trying times, his words still ring true. We are in the midst of great political and social unrest. We have witnessed devastating rollbacks and attacks on our rights in recent years. But we have an opportunity to come together, lift up one another and strategize collectively for the future of our dreams.

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. 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.”

—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The time is now, and when we join together Jan. 18–21, 2019, to celebrate the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we will call on all working people to rise up with courage and conviction in a demand for economic and racial justice.

Join us.
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.