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Riverside Hosts Dr. King Vigil and Commemoration
Posted on Riverside Blog January 11, 2012

Religious leaders, artists, and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement united globally on January 15, 2012 to honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street activists assembled on the steps of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and began a massive candlelight march to nearby Riverside Church.

The action, culminated in an assembly featuring performances and speak-outs from artists, celebrities, religious leaders, and activists. Performances by Patti Smith, Steve Earl, Stephan Said, and Kozza Olantunji, as well as many more, complemented the inspirational words of Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Yoko Ono, Russell Simmons, Reverend Stephen H. Phelps, Daisey Kahn, Norman Siegel, Sumumba Sobukwe and Malik Rhasaan. Click here for re-broacast.