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Home Action Action History 2006 Living the Dream March 2006
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"We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now... let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful struggle for a new world."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 1967

SOA Watch is honored and humbled to be a part of this historical event and to have key figures of the Civil Rights movement bless us with their presence at this years vigil in Ft. Benning. The civil rights movement is an example to us all that non-violence and community building are the keys to inspire change in people hearts and minds.

Living the Dream ? Co-Creating the Beloved Community of Humankind

A week of nonviolence education and action, Nov. 11-19, 2006: From Selma, Alabama to Ft. Benning, Columbus, Georgia.

On November 12, participants in a week of nonviolence education and action, responding to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call to "re-dedicate ourselves to the long and bitter but beautiful struggle for a new world" and to his dream of a unified, non-violent "beloved community,? convened in Selma, Alabama, and began an empowering seven day pilgrimage to Ft. Benning in Columbus, Georgia.

During the march, mass meetings were held in Montgomery, Waugh, Tuskegee, and Opelika, Alabama and in Columbus, Georgia. Participants and local community members celebrated past successes of the way of nonviolence and examined the need for nonviolent actions NOW to address local, national and international problems.

Arriving in Columbus, Georgia, on Nov. 18, participants took part in the 17th annual protest against the SOA/WHINSEC.

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