BERKELEY -- A community symposium on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech will be held Saturday at the Pacific School of Religion.
Clayborne Carson, editor of the King Papers and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, is the keynote speaker.
The free event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature panel discussions by Bay Area civil rights movement veterans, community organizers, interfaith leaders and youth leaders.
The event aims to create a forum for discussion on the meaning of the 1963 March on Washington then, now and for the future.
The symposium will cover a variety of topics, including equal rights, voting rights, social justice and Rainbow Coalition-building.
If you are a Bay Area resident who attended the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, please contact Oakland Tribune reporter Matt O'Brien at 510-208-6429.