#J15 Press Roundup

On January 15th, 2012 The Sparrow project had the honor of working with Occupy Wall Street and the #J15 organizing committee on an event honoring the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.  With only 6 days lead time we jumped into round-the-clock work on the production, promotion, and publicity surrounding the event.  An attendance of 2,000+ marched with candles through Harlem with the press in-tow before filling the Riverside Church for the nights program.  Patti Smith, Steve Earle, and Kozza Olantunji performed, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Sgt. Shamarr Thomas, Russell Simmons, Daisy Khan, Malik Rhasaan, Norman Siegel and many others offered inspiring words.  The press pool of 40+ journalists, TV reporters, and documentarians captured the evenings magic, all the press coverage remained positive, but the video segment from Ryan Jones at The Guardian (below) is by far our favorite piece.  Below the video is our roundup of the nights press coverage.  To learn more about the #J15 global candlelight vigil visit http://j15global.org

The Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jan/17/occupy-dream-martin-luther-king-video

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Bloomberg Business Weekhttp://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-12/occupy-wall-street-plans-new-york-marches-over-weekend.html

The Daily Newshttp://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/martin-luther-king-jr-dream-lives-holiday-eve-vigil-article-1.1006644?localLinksEnabled=false

The Wall Street Journalhttp://online.wsj.com/article/APeca3b1a86194431aa3afb38506098b7d.html

PRN – http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/more-political-articles/2012/1/12/occupywallstreet-honors-spirit-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-w.html

WNYC – http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/wnyc-news-blog/2012/jan/15/occupy-wall-street-plans-candlelight-vigil-mlk-day/

The Village Voicehttp://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/01/occupy_wall_str_43.php

Current TV, Countdown with Kieth Olbermann – http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/occupy-the-dream-russell-simmons-on-dr-martin-luther-king-jrs-legacy-in-action

MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan – http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31510813/#46016100

KPFK Pacifica, Sojourner Truth – http://kpfk.org/programs/142-sojournertruth.html

NPR, Thom Hartmann Radio Show – bit.ly/waU9k

Politicker NY – http://www.politickerny.com/2012/01/11/occupy-wall-street-planning-mlk-day-rally/

Atlantic Wire (mention) – http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/01/fewer-are-donating-occupy-wall-streets-not-worried/47304/

The Nationhttp://www.thenation.com/blog/165581/occupyusa-blog-wednesday-jan-11-frequent-updates

Boston Globehttp://bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/01/16/obamas-celebrate-king-birthday-worship-service/v6gbLHRMIwZbrnt7DqIOfK/story.html

ABC News 10 – http://www.news10.com/story/16524534/occupy-demonstrators-others-honor-king-with-march

Gothamist – http://gothamist.com/2012/01/15/patti_smith_to_perform_tonight_at_o.php

Gothamist (Recap) – http://gothamist.com/2012/01/16/photos_ows_vigil_for_mlk_at_riversi.php

Huffington Post (Recap) – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/16/occupy-wall-street-protester-martin-luther-king_n_1208975.html

Daily Beast (mention) – http://bit.ly/yRuRXm

Global Grind – http://globalgrind.com/news/dream-lives-thousands-gather-mlk-inside-riverside-church-photos

In These Times – http://bit.ly/zjFp09

Times Unionhttp://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Occupy-Wall-Street-marks-MLK-day-in-NY-4-arrested-2573246.php

The Examiner – http://www.examiner.com/culture-events-in-philadelphia/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-service-at-riverside-church-new-york-city-photo

The Christian Posthttp://m.christianpost.com/news/occupy-the-dream-movement-racism-a-major-factor-in-99-percents-woes-67312/

The Republichttp://www.therepublic.com/view/story/05c097e9882a4052b888e6ae5fdf2b24/NY–Occupy-Wall-Street-King-March/

Long Island Press (Mention) – http://www.longislandpress.com/2012/01/16/occupy-wall-street-marks-mlk-day-in-ny-4-arrested/

CNY Central – http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=707896#.TxVie82Gufo

Fars News Agency (Tehran) – http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9010171131

Buzz Feed – http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/occupy-wall-street-touts-years-largest-action

Death & Taxes – http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/173885/martin-luther-king-to-be-honored-on-his-birthday-by-occupy-wall-street-rally/

Daily Finance – http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/01/13/ows-prepares-to-occupy-martin-luther-king-jr-day/

The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/11/occupy-wall-street-protest-martin-luther-king-day_n_1200400.html

CNBC – http://www.cnbc.com/id/46005728

NBC New York – http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Occupy-Wall-Street-Protesters-March-on-Martin-Luther-King-Day-137421133.html

Paramus Post – http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/20120111183825308

Girly Girl Army – http://girliegirlarmy.com/lifestyle/20120112/riverside-church-occupy-wall-street-patti-smith-russell-simmons-to-hold-massive-candlelight-vigil-honoring-martin-luther-king/

Park Forest E-News – http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-national/30073-occupy-wall-street-honors-the-spirit-of-dr-king-with-years-largest-action.html

New York Amsterdam Newshttp://www.amsterdamnews.com/news/local/martin-luther-king-jr-day-events-calendar/article_c64fa5e4-3ca4-11e1-9a2d-001871e3ce6c.html

Metro Latino Newshttp://metrolatinousa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=35&layout=blog&Itemid=11

PJ Media – http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2012/01/13/heat-death/

Black Star News – http://blackstarnews.com/news/135/ARTICLE/7896/2012-01-14.html

Common Dreams – http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/01/11-4

Harlem OneStop – http://www.harlemonestop.com/event.php?id=13676

Vlad TV – http://www.vladtv.com/blog/81877/celebs-activists-celebrate-mlk-day-at-riverside-church/

Manhattan About – http://manhattan.about.com/b/2012/01/15/new-york-city-procession-and-vigil-in-honor-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr.htm

Smart Power (Podcast) – bit.ly/vLoibJ

SOB Photography –

West Side Raghttp://www.westsiderag.com/2012/01/14/weekend-bulletin-spacefest-local-occupy-march-concert-mlk-inspired-events

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