Remember, Renew, Restore:
Voter Rights Actions and Commemoration of Freedom Summer Murders
HOST: SCLC of Southern California
WHEN: 3 Day Event -- Junteenth on June 19th, June 20th, and June 21st
INFO & REGISTER HERE: https://www.mobilize.us/sclcofsoutherncalifornia/event/396307/
Join the SCLC of Southern California as we come together for three days of education, community, and action to advance voter rights as we celebrate Juneteenth and honor
Freedom Summer civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and
Michael Schwerner on the 57th anniversary of their murders.
In 1964, these three young Civil Rights activists were murdered while organizing Black People to register to vote in Mississippi, and nearly 57 years later, in response to the historic voter turnout of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the 2020 election cycle, state legislatures across the country are passing laws that will restrict the voting rights of these communities.
Let's honor the memory of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner by protecting and strengthening voter rights. It is imperative that there are federal protections to preserve all Americans' right to vote.
Congress must pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the For the People Act of 2021. We want to invite you to help us plan events to remember these young organizers, renew our commitment to justice for ALL, and work to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
3 DAY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
Saturday, June 19th - Juneteenth
10AM-12PM (PDT) VIRTUAL EVENT
When it comes to setting the rules for our lives, we want the freedom to vote. While some politicians are attempting to create barriers to voting that discriminate against voters based on our color, background, or zip code, we will show you how you can help protect and strengthen our freedom to vote so we all have an equal say in our future.
2PM-5PM Film screening and discussion: "Mississippi Burning"
Sunday, June 20th - Happy Father’s Day
2PM-3:30PM (PDT) VIRTUAL EVENT
Celebrating Black Fatherhood with Judge Mablean Ephriam
Panel discussion: Renewing our commitment to the righteous fight for our freedom to VOTE!
Monday, June 21st - 57th Anniversary of the sacrifice of Chaney, Goodman, & Schwerner
10AM-1PM (PDT) VIRTUAL EVENT
Join us as we put our advocacy training to work to protect and strengthen our freedom to vote by working to advance the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and For the People Act of 2021.
A 21st century look at Chaney, Goodman & Schwerner: The Struggle Continues
ABOUT: Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is a civil rights organization
with chapters across the United States, including the SCLC of Southern California.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. served as the organization's first president.
The very beginnings of the SCLC can be traced back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott against the segregation of Black Americans. The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus.
SCLC is a now a nation wide organization made up of chapters and affiliates with programs that affect the lives of all Americans: north, south, east and west. Its sphere of influence and interests has become international in scope because the human rights movement transcends national boundaries.
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|Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1)|
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|Date||Saturday June 19|
|Time||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Organizer/Author||SCLC of Southern California|
|Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training|
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 15th, 2021 10:07 AM