2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 15 – 18, 2016 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  This conference celebrates Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future generations. A copy of the conference call letter is enclosed.

‘Change the Rules, Be the Power’ is this year’s theme.  The conference workshops and plenary sessions are focused on the labor movement's key priorities:  raising wages, racial justice, voting rights, immigration, LGBTQ equality, criminal justice, education and a myriad of other issues affecting working families and our community.

Conference registration can only be made on-line at http://aflcio.org select the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. icon at the bottom of the page. The registration fee is as follows:

  • $200 until November 30, 2015
  • $250 until December 18, 2015
  • $300 until January 13, 2016
  • $350 for on-site registration, this option is based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.

You are encouraged to use the conference website when making your hotel accommodations.  However, you can also phone the hotel directly at 202-483-3000.  The room rate is $159 plus 14.5% tax per night.  This rate is available until Dec. 22, 2015, or when the block is filled, whichever comes first.  Those who plan to attend should make their hotel reservations as soon as possible as rooms for this conference sell out quickly. The hotel offers self-parking at $41 per vehicle per day. Valet parking service is $49 per day.


Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-2446

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor R.J. Hufnagel

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222