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OVEC Action Alert - January 13, 2004

Reminder for Today in Charleston-Bring Back Jack Campaign Kick-Off

Join OVEC Members Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. March in Huntington


The temperature is supposed to be in the 40s today, the sky cloudy. That's great winter weather for the kick-off event of the Friends of the Mountains Coalition's Bring Back Jack campaign. Please joins us at 12:30 p.m. today (Tues., Jan. 13) at the downtown Charleston Post Office, at the corner of Washington and Dickinson Streets. If you don't have your own letter ready to send as part of this campaign, don't worry, we'll have one for you. For more info, see this action alert

As a side note about Jack Spadaro, a few weeks ago the History Channel aired "Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 5" which included a segment examining the tragic 1972 Buffalo Creek dam disaster, where blatantly bad engineering led to a coal-waste dam failure, causing a slurry flood that killed 125 people. The program featured Jack, as he was involved in the investigation of that catastrophe. The segment used footage shot by Charleston filmmaker Bob Gates. You can order a copy on-line here. Under "Search the Store" enter the product number: AAE-43938.


For the past several years OVEC members have joined in Huntington's March to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please join us again this year!

4:30 p.m. Traditional March line-up begins at the First Baptist Church, 801 6th Ave, Huntington 5:00 p.m. Traditional March procession, ends at the 16th Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1647 9th Avenue. 6:30 p.m. The Eleventh Annual Martin Luther King Jr., Symposium Memorial Service, at the 16th Street Missionary Baptist Church.

Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail is online here

Marshall University's Office of Multicultural Affairs will host the Eleventh Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Jan. 19 and 20. This year's theme is "Continuing the Legacy and the Struggle for Justice and Equality in the 21st Century."

The symposium is designed to encourage students, teachers and community residents to identify and address issues and questions about inequality, human rights and social justice; to increase knowledge and perspectives about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his value to society; and encourage commitment to social justice. Click here more info

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