Please save March 5, 2023 in your calendars for an important event:
Remembering Selma: Charting the Path to a Multiracial Democracy
One of the battles for an equal voice in our democracy was fought on the Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965. The day became known as "Bloody Sunday" and it turned out to be a pivotal event in the civil rights movement and in United States history.
This event is not just to remember Selma and honor the sacrifices that were endured there for the right to vote, but to discuss what we must continue to do to protect the freedom to vote, with voting rights under attack and the attempts to erase the history experiences and even the existence of people of color throughout the United States, including here in New Hampshire.
The march will leave Hartnett parking lot, 99 Lowell St., Manchester at 2:30 pm and walk to the Bridge St. bridge and back to NEP House of Praise, 351 Chestnut St. for a speaking event which will feature stories from those who were leaders in the movement for voting rights and from every day people who witnessed the Civil Rights Movement, and the challenges still facing the movement today.
Speakers will include:
James McKim, President, Manchester NAACP
Deborah Opramolla, Program Manager, Disability Rights Center
Harriet Ward, artist and member of the Sacred Ally Quilt Ministry
Rev. Renee Rouse, Pastor, Northwood Congregational Church
Please RSVP below.
Don't miss it, and invite your friends to attend this special event. This is a free event with a potluck meal. If you are planning on bringing a dish to share, please email Doreen so that we can keep track of it. Food can be dropped off at House of Praise Church at 2 pm.
For disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats) please contact Doreen (603-715-8197) as soon as possible.
Event Sponsors: American Friends Service Committee-NH, NH Center for Justice & Equity, NH Council of Churches, Open Democracy, Granite State Progress, NH Peace Action, League of Women Voters NH, Manchester NAACP, Concord SURJ, Granite State Organizing Project, NH Youth Movement, BLM Seacoast, BLM Nashua, NH Disability Rights Center and The Martin Luther King Coalition.
If you do not wish to march, but would like to attend the speaking event, please RSVP HERE.
More details will be posted as they become available.
99 Lowell St
Manchester, NH 03101
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