• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Front of Cincinnati City Hall. Photo by John Alexander Reese

By Faith Gingrich-Goetz

Political Co-Chair

Human Relations Commission Cincinnati


On Saturday, April 3, 12 p.m. at Cincinnati City Hall, a coalition of religious, Civil Rights and peace organizations will commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a remembrance of his speech against the Vietnam War, given exactly a year before his death.

The group will gather to read Dr. King’s “Breaking the Silence” speech that was given April 4, 1967. 

The event is co-sponsored by Neighborhoods United and Faith Community Alliance.

Several renowned local leaders, including Councilmember Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, Founder of Neighborhoods United and Chair of the Human Services Coalition Brian Garry, Leader of Bold New Democracy Richard Asimus, AFL-CIO Treasurer/Secretary Peter McLinden, ACLU Organizing Director Elizabeth Hopkins, and several more local leaders, will be participating in the nationwide “Breaking the Silence” honorary celebration.

“On the same day that Jews recall their Exodus from slavery and Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection; we are reminded that Dr. King used the language of faiths to condemn violence and injustice perpetrated in our name by the government of the United States.”

If you are able, consider joining the group at City Hall. The event will also be live streamed from Facebook.