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* Civil Rights Act 50th, SEACivil Rights Act 50th, SEA

Time: 12:00 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists invites all to join them in Seattle to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A community celebration and cookout begins at noon on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Martin Luther King Memorial Park, 2200 MLK Way South. Click for details.

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* Workers rights event, SEAWorkers rights event, SEA

Time: 7:00 pm

Labor Notes and the MLKCLC Mobilization Committee present a discussion on mobilizing for workers’ rights on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hall 6 of the Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave. For more info, call Paul Bigman at 206-214-6169.

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* Paid Sick Days event, TACPaid Sick Days event, TAC

Time: 6:00 pm

Join Healthy Tacoma and the Tacoma Human Rights Commission as we discuss the benefits of a paid sick days ordinance for the City of Tacoma on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centro Latino, 1208 S. 10th St. in Tacoma. Come and hear from local leaders, get your questions answered, and take part in an open discussion. Click for details.

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* IAFF Fill the Boot, SpokaneIAFF Fill the Boot, Spokane

Time: 3:00 pm

This year is the 60th anniversary of the partnership between International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (Firefighters have raised more than million during that time!) Spokane Firefighters Union Local 29 will be out at 16 different locations throughout Spokane on Friday Aug. 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and drop a couple bucks in the boot or CLICK TO DONATE ONLINE.

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* Union Ride & Charity RallyUnion Ride & Charity Rally

Time: 12:00 pm

The 2014 Union Ride & Charity Rally will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Seattle Center's Key Arena. Join the 3rd annual ride to the event (kickstands up 1t 1 p.m. and arrive at the arena at 2 p.m.) This year's event celebrates the working women of Washington and benefits the Storm Foundation, ANEW, the Puget Sound Blood Center, and Food Lifeline. Click for details.

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* Women's Econ Security, SPOKWomen's Econ Security, SPOK

Time: 5:30 pm

"Strengthening Women's Economic Security," a community conversation on policies that support working women and stronger, healthier families, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building 17 (Room 102-103), 3410 W Fort George Wright Dr. Click for details.

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* Free Nestora presser, SeattleFree Nestora presser, Seattle

Time: 11:00 am

It's been a full year since Renton resident Nestora Salgado, a naturalized U.S. citizen and leader of a legal indigenous community defense force, was arrested in Mexico. For 12 months, she has been imprisoned on false charges and denied the right to see her lawyers. Join Nestora's family, attorneys and supporters in demanding action from the Mexican government at a press conference at 11 a.m. this Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Mexican Consulate, 2132 3rd Ave. in Seattle. Click for details.

* Free Nestora rally, SeattleFree Nestora rally, Seattle

Time: 4:00 pm

Attend the Free Nestora Salgado rally on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. outside the Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave. in Seattle. Click for details.

* WA YELL happy hour, SeattleWA YELL happy hour, Seattle

Time: 6:00 pm

Join Washington YELL (Young Emerging Labor Leaders) for its End of Summer Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 at Tini Bigs Lounge, 100 Denny Way in Seattle. Click for details.

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* CBTU Capitol Walk, OlympiaCBTU Capitol Walk, Olympia

Time: 6:30 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists invites all to join them during their 7-day walk around our State Capitol in Olympia. The concept for the event, which is part of an international effort, came from the NAACP "Moral Mondays" campaign. CBTU will walk around the Capitol (starting from the north steps) at 6:30 p.m. each evening Aug. 22-28 in silent prayer. On Aug. 28, they will walk around the capital seven times. Click for details.

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* 2014 Fishing Derby, Westport2014 Fishing Derby, Westport

The 2014 United Labor Bank Fishing Derby, benefiting labor community services agencies, will be held in Westport, WA, on Saturday, Aug. 23. Advance registration, which is 5 and includes meals, charter boat fees, bait and tackle, and fish cleaning and packaging, is required and space is limited. Click for info on how to reserve your spot.

* CBTU Capitol Walk, OlympiaCBTU Capitol Walk, Olympia

Time: 6:30 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists invites all to join them during their 7-day walk around our State Capitol in Olympia. The concept for the event, which is part of an international effort, came from the NAACP "Moral Mondays" campaign. CBTU will walk around the Capitol (starting from the north steps) at 6:30 p.m. each evening Aug. 22-28 in silent prayer. On Aug. 28, they will walk around the capital seven times. Click for details.

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* CBTU Capitol Walk, OlympiaCBTU Capitol Walk, Olympia

Time: 6:30 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists invites all to join them during their 7-day walk around our State Capitol in Olympia. The concept for the event, which is part of an international effort, came from the NAACP "Moral Mondays" campaign. CBTU will walk around the Capitol (starting from the north steps) at 6:30 p.m. each evening Aug. 22-28 in silent prayer. On Aug. 28, they will walk around the capital seven times. Click for details.

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* CBTU Capitol Walk, OlympiaCBTU Capitol Walk, Olympia

Time: 6:30 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists invites all to join them during their 7-day walk around our State Capitol in Olympia. The concept for the event, which is part of an international effort, came from the NAACP "Moral Mondays" campaign. CBTU will walk around the Capitol (starting from the north steps) at 6:30 p.m. each evening Aug. 22-28 in silent prayer. On Aug. 28, they will walk around the capital seven times. Click for details.

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* CBTU Capitol Walk, OlympiaCBTU Capitol Walk, Olympia

Time: 6:30 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists invites all to join them during their 7-day walk around our State Capitol in Olympia. The concept for the event, which is part of an international effort, came from the NAACP "Moral Mondays" campaign. CBTU will walk around the Capitol (starting from the north steps) at 6:30 p.m. each evening Aug. 22-28 in silent prayer. On Aug. 28, they will walk around the capital seven times. Click for details.

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* CBTU Capitol Walk, OlympiaCBTU Capitol Walk, Olympia

Time: 6:30 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists invites all to join them during their 7-day walk around our State Capitol in Olympia. The concept for the event, which is part of an international effort, came from the NAACP "Moral Mondays" campaign. CBTU will walk around the Capitol (starting from the north steps) at 6:30 p.m. each evening Aug. 22-28 in silent prayer. On Aug. 28, they will walk around the capital seven times. Click for details.

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* CBTU Capitol Walk, OlympiaCBTU Capitol Walk, Olympia

Time: 6:30 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists invites all to join them during their 7-day walk around our State Capitol in Olympia. The concept for the event, which is part of an international effort, came from the NAACP "Moral Mondays" campaign. CBTU will walk around the Capitol (starting from the north steps) at 6:30 p.m. each evening Aug. 22-28 in silent prayer. On Aug. 28, they will walk around the capital seven times. Click for details.

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* 1,000 Man March, Tacoma1,000 Man March, Tacoma

Time: 12:20 pm

The Tacoma Ministerial Alliance presents the 4th Annual 1,000 Man Family March and Festival starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 at MLK Way & 23rd St. in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood. Participants will march to People's Park at 900 MLK Jr. Way. This event is supported by the local chapters of APRI and CBTU. Click for an event flier.

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