Faith was the central theme of Saturday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program, as lawmakers told of the importance of remaining steadfast in the pursuit of justice and equal rights — and in sending a message to the newly installed administration.
More than 350 celebrated the deeds of King and were told of the importance of public education and faith. The 35th annual event was sponsored by the United Auto Workers Local 72’s Civil and Human Rights Committee.
An anonymous Curious Kenosha visitor asked us this question: “I’ve heard there was a train that you use to go across Silver Lake during the winter, and that there is a train car sunken. Is this true?”
We looked into it, and have a definitive answer:
Those of us who get up five days a week and head to an office, warehouse, lumberyard, manufacturing plant or nursery are carrying on a long tradition of how work is accomplished. Even if we are second-shift food service workers, UPS drivers or concession stand employees at Tinseltown, we all go somewhere to work.
But there is an ever growing class of home-based knowledge workers, both around the world and right here in Kenosha. Many of them work the same kind of hours as the rest of us, but many don’t. They work from basements, second bedrooms, converted garages or the kitchen table. And those men and women toiling at home aren’t just stuffing envelopes or doing medical transcriptions, the work-at-home jobs that existed a generation ago.