Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tucson: UofA and PBS host Preview of "Freedom Riders" with Guest Appearance by Freedom Rider, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.


From: Azyellott@aol.com [mailto:Azyellott@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:45 PM
Subject: History Comes to Tucson


Monday, April 25, 2011  ▪  6 to 8:30 pm

U of A -- Modern Languages 350

Preview PBS Documentary Films;      

Historic Guest Appearance by

Freedom Rider, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.


Co-hosted by:

Nonviolence Legacy Project / Culture of Peace Alliance

in partnership with Arizona Public Media / PBS Tucson

FREE | Seating is limited. 

REGISTER HERE http://tinyurl.com/azfreedomride  

Date:    Monday, April 25, 2011
Time:    6 to 8:30 PM
Location:  University of Arizona Modern Languages Building, Room # 350  

Preview 2 PBS documentary films:

♦  "Freedom Riders", commemorating 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides

♦  "Barrios & Barriers: The Tucson Civil Rights Era", with stories of discrimination & liberation in Tucson

Followed by a panel presentation and Q & A, featuring:

♦  Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Freedom Rider & world authority on Kingian Nonviolence;

♦  Clarence Boykin, Director, Tucson/So AZ Black Chamber of Commerce;

♦  Guadalupe Castillo, Co-Chair of Derechos Humanos; History Professor at Pima Community College

Below are links to PBS's website that displays more information about Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. and the American Experience Freedom Riders Film.




May 4, 2011: Oprah Winfrey will recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rider's by honoring and interviewing many Freedom Rider's, including Bernard LaFayette, Jr. and Jim Zwerg (who lives in Tucson). Be sure to watch!!!

May 16, 2011: PBS shows the full 2-hour Freedom Riders film.

Hope you can make this historic event. -- Ann


Ann Yellott, Ph.D.
Nonviolence Legacy Project / Culture of Peace Alliance
255 E. Jacinto St.; Tucson, AZ 85705
520-991-6781 (cell); azyellott@aol.com

"At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.



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