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When Is The Houston 2012 Martin Luther King Day Parade?—How About More Honor Roll Kids Marching And Less ROTC?

When is the 2012 Martin Luther King Day Parade in Houston?

The Martin Luther King Grande Prade begins at 10 AM on Monday, January 16.

Here is how the parade route is described—“Originate In Mid-Town @ San Jacinto St & Elgin Street N/B On San Jacinto To Webster St.”

The website of the parade says that the parade route is 1 mile long and that it will last 2 hours.

I go to this parade each year. Each year I wish that the many high schools who send students to march in the parade would show a little more imagination.

There are always many marching ROTC. squadrons brandishing fake rifles. While I’ve got no problem with the young people marching, the fact is that Martin Luther King opposed war and would have been surprised to see young people marching in a parade in his honor as if to go to war.

Where are the honor roll kids or the young people in the debate club or on the student newspaper?

It would just take a bit more thought and a little courage to best remember Rev. King in this parade.

Here is the website of the 2012 M.L.K. Parade here in Houston.

Below is my 2012 Martin Luther King Reading & Reference List. Learn about King on your own. Go to the parade if you like–I’ll be there myself—but learn about Rev. King on your own and share that knowledge.

Here is a link to MLK Day events in Houston.

After you learn more about King–Follow his example and take action for a better and more just nation.

Here is the reference list—

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Occupy Houston Forum On Corporate Personhood

Below are details of an upcoming Occupy Houston event pertaining to corporate personhood in the United States.

We say corporations have the same rights as do people in our nation, yet they don’t serve in our wars or get called for jury duty.

Move to Amend is working for a constitutional amendment  to end corporate personhood.

Here are some facts on corporate personhood and on the Move to Amend campaign.

Here is the Occupy Houston event—

On Friday evening, January 20, join us for “Corporate Personhood vs. Your Personhood: Who Has More Rights?”  This panel discussion commemorates the 2nd anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, the latest in over a century of Supreme Court decisions establishing the doctrines that corporations are people and money is speech. Panelists include politician Chris Bell, lifelong activist Arthur Shaw, and legal scholar Leslie Griffin.

This event is from 7:30 PM–10 PM

University of Houston, main campus, SEC building room 102, FREE PARKING! Drive down Cullen to park in the stadium lot across from Entrance 14. Walk across the street into Entrance 14 and you’ll see the SEC building immediately to your left

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