Women’s March Organizer to Deliver Keynote Address at MLK Celebration

by Fatimah Waseem December 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm 20 Comments

Tamika Mallory, co-chair of this year’s Women’s March in Washington, will deliver the keynote address at the 33rd Annual Reston Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Jan. 15.

Mallory, a social justice advocate helped organize the march with drew several hundred thousand participants this year. She has closely worked with the Obama administration to advocate for civil rights, women’s rights, health care, eradicating gun violence and eliminating police misconduct.

In a statement, Leila Gordon, Reston Community Center’s executive director, said Mallory’s address will encourage the community’s youth to participate in the celebration.

“It’s clear that civil rights issues are more important than ever and that new perspectives and voices are contributing to the vitality of the movement… Mallory is one of the young people who have stepped forward to advance the cause for universal social justice and equity passionately and effectively,” Gordon said.

The address will begin at noon at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods (2310 Colts Neck Rd.). Tickets are $5 for Reston residents and employees and $10 for all others.

Mallory’s address is part of a three-day celebration at the community center. Events include community service projects, a 12th annual tribute by RCC’s orchestra and other programs. For more information, contact Kevin Danaher, community events director at 703-390-6166 or by email at [email protected]

A full program of the weekend is available on RCC’s website.

Photo via Reston Community Center

  • Maybe not so bad

    Thanks to the Lord Hillary did not get elected otherwise WWIII or the war man-against-woman would have extinguished half of the earth’s population.

  • Mike M

    “Social Justice Advocate?” Is that a career?
    Aren’t we all Social Justice Advocates on a part-time basis?

    ““It’s clear that civil rights issues are more important than ever . . .”
    Really? How is that clear? I don’t see that. Why? See, I grow impatient with uneducated throw away statements.

    • One LibIknow

      Vag hat leftist garbage. Which women’s rights are being infringed upon, specifically, and by whom? No one’s civil rights are endangered. Its open enrollment for ACA exchanges, so if you need healthcare, go on and sign up. Police misconduct is exceptionally rare. These pussy hat progressives march against Trump, yet are silent about Franken & Conyers.

      • Mike M

        And their queen’s husband, Bill Clinton . . .

      • One ConservativeIknow

        Everyone called on Franken and Conyers to step-down. Perhaps you should meet more people instead of the ones in your head.

        • OneReally

          Those are the best ones IMHO.

    • OneReally

      One word.

  • FoetusBlow

    bigger picture, after this weekend’s faux soul-party cleansing, the stage is being set for the new bloodline to step up next year…the old dems are killing the party and guess who’s coming to dinner??…Kamala and Michelle are in the wings and woe to those who say boo to them…why?? They are women, and women of color, to boot. Things are just warming up… https://youtu.be/m8Y-7jxv9Rg

  • Mike M

    A very impressive woman!

    • OneReally

      She was in the headlines to boot. 🙂

      Per Fox News: Women’s March activist Tamika Mallory says American Airlines pilot removed her from flight: It was ‘white male aggression’

      • Mike M

        The airline pilot should very much be fired for his blatant disrespect.

    • Mike M

      Hey Mike M. You are not me, and she doesn’t impress me either.

  • OneReally

    Guessing she has a Degree in Pol sci or sociology. She couldn’t made it in the real world. So, like her idols she goes from event to event (insert color here) shaming.

    • Adrian Havill

      You guessed wrong. She has a BA from the University of Buffalo in Communications and an MA from Syracuse University in Advertising. She is employed by Cox Communications as a specialist for Customer Acquisitions. Now do tell us about your degrees and employment.

      • Mike M

        Still not impressed.

        • Adrian Havill

          The difference, of course, is that I’m providing verifiable facts under my own name while you’re offering an opinion using a pseudonym. Personally, I believe most people are impressed with a person by someone with two university degrees. Another fact: just nine percent of all American adults have master degrees.

          • Mike M

            I have tw’, and tons of certs. But here’s a fact: I don’t judge people by their degrees. I know some knuckleheads with degrees. Meanwhile, some of the smartest people I know had none. By this person’s resume, assuming it’s factual, I conclude there’s not a lot there but a burgeoning career of divisiveness and blame.

          • Adrian Havill

            You have masters degrees? Not credible if you need to hide behind a fake name. And who cares what you think if you don’t reveal your name. You could be in Belarus for all we know.

      • OneReally

        Let’s see ……….. I got a education in hard knocks during military doing communications. I spend first 4 years OCONUS.
        I guess that’s my minor.
        I got out after serving my country for 7 years.
        I got my degrees in Information tech while working and having two small children.
        I have multiple certifications.

        I now work for a company that is listed in DOW 30 and employs probably the most people in the world.

        • Adrian Havill

          Good for you and also admitting that your guess was totally wrong.


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