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March on Washington 2023 Conference

2023 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

We will gather Jan. 13-16 in Washington, D.C. for the 2023 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference.




We will build on our victories and strategize about the continued fight for economic and racial justice with—and also within—the labor movement.

The theme of January’s conference is “Claiming our Power, Protecting Our Democracy.”

Our democracy is in a state of emergency.  Across the country, extremist politicians, far-right judges and corrupt corporate interests have aligned to take away the rights of workers. They are moving to strip us of our fundamental freedoms including the freedom to vote and to collectively bargain for a voice on the job.  

The labor movement has always been a force for progress and we will continue that legacy by standing in our power and fighting back against these attacks. We will step into the year with purpose and make it clear that working people will determine the direction of this country.  Together, we will build an economy and a society that works for everyone and ensures that all workers, no matter who they are, can live a life of dignity and respect. 

During the conference we will host timely discussions led by experts about the most pressing issues facing our movement, determine how we can address these challenges, share best practices and provide attendees with the cutting-edge tools and knowledge they need to affect change.