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Commemorating the 1963 March on Washington

Posted 10 months ago by Camille Dyer

AHPAC is excited to promote the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington, being held on Saturday, August 26th, 2023. Hosted by the National Action Network, the march is "Not a Commemoration...A Continuation." This will be our communities' effort to continue the work that was started on August 28, 1963, with the March on Washington for jobs and freedom. The March finished at the Lincoln Memorial where iconic leaders and performers led the event which then concluded with Reverend Dr Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream Speech.  Although he had a prepared speech, the intensity of the moment enabled him to truly speak from the heart and forgo his written speech as over 250000 people and more than 3000 members of the press had the opportunity to participate in this monumental event “and so, even though we faced the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. “At this pivotal time in our country we too have to dream big.  Dream of increasing diversity in our profession clinically and academically. Dream of reducing disparities in health care to help our patients achieve the best evidence-based outcomes. Dream of achieving health equity. Dream of the day we no longer have to discuss the impact of the social determinants of health and its impact on our community.   We must continue the fight to support civil rights legislation for ALL. “And when this happens...we will be able to speed up that day when all God’s children, black men and white men, Jews, and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro, spiritual Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last.”  

If you are in the Washington DC area and are interested in showing your support, we encourage you to register for the march. Please visit (
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