Strong Memorial commemorates Dr King

March 6, 2023

StrongMem.jpg1199SEIU members in Rochester held their 42nd Annual Martin Luther King Celebration at Strong Memorial Hospital on January 17. Members came together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King with music, dance, and poetry.

Tina Hawkins, Materials Processing Specialist at the hospital, said: “Dr King taught us the value of equality and freedom of speech regardless of race, creed and color. We are important and must use our voice to make changes that will make this world a better place.”

The keynote speaker, New York State Senator for Rochester, Jeremy Cooney, told the assembly: “Labor leaders and the workers they represent are strong partners in his advocacy for civil rights and anti-poverty policies.”

1199 Magazine: Jan-Feb 2023