From left to right, Karen Jones, founder and CEO of Montgomery, Ala. nonprofit organization Whom It Concerns Inc., accepts more than $1,100 in cash donations for the organization from on-site volunteers, including CSEA Capital Region Executive Vice President Shana Davis, holding sign, second from left.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — CSEA members and staff recently joined their union family at the 2024 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human and Civil Rights Conference.

The annual weekend event takes place over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and serves as an opportunity for family in labor to network and brainstorm ways to strengthen unionism and honor King’s legacy through education, religious worship and acts of service.

This year’s conference theme was “Our Voice, Our Ballot, Our Future.” In accordance with the theme, sessions included pointed conversations about the importance of the upcoming presidential election and the need to elect the most pro-union candidate.

— Wendi Bowie

From left to right, Metropolitan DDSO Local President Evans Quamina, Brooklyn Developmental Center Local President Faye Wilkie-Fields and CSEA Metropolitan Region Labor Relations Specialist Adriane Hudson arrive for the Connecting Hands by Accommodating Necessary Growth for Everyone (C.H.A.N.G.E.) Community Resource Center to volunteer for their day of service to the community. (Photo provided by Adriane Hudson.)


About Author

Wendi Bowie is an award-winning journalist who has focused the majority of her career on covering Long Island news. Her efforts have earned her the Press Club of Long Island Media Award for Public Affairs and the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting Folio Award. Wendi was drawn to her current position as Communications Specialist for CSEA’s Long Island Region because it speaks to her strong desire to champion the rights of the common man and woman.

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