Heroines of Civil Rights Movement Tell Their Stories

Community Groups To Hold Virtual Discussion

A bi-partisan coalition of community groups from Easton, Redding, and Weston will present a virtual panel discussion, “Unsung Heroines: Women of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The virtual discussion with the Civil Rights heroines will take place via Zoom and Facebook LIVE on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature Lisa McNair, Joanne Bland, and Dr. A. Lenora Taitt-Magubane.

The Easton Democratic Town Committee will join these community groups to welcome these historic women to share their stories with the local communities. The discussion will focus on events during the Civil Rights Movement including the tragic 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, the 1965 Selma March for voting rights and the racial and social justice movements sweeping across the country today.

Topics will include the important role Black women played during the Civil Rights Movement and continue to have in the struggle for social and racial justice, the struggle for and importance of voting rights during the Civil Rights Movement and today, and how to organize for justice. 

“This event will bring together a group of remarkable women to share their stories,” said Devon Wible. “It is a great opportunity to learn from people whose lives were forever impacted by hate, and who have chosen love as a way to change the world.”

“Black women have been at the forefront of civil rights and social justice movements, and yet so much of their work has rarely been recognized,” added Sarah Lehberger. “It’s necessary that we not only lift their voices and include their stories in our American history, but also celebrate their contributions and leadership today.”  

You can register for the event here.

Co-hosts include:
Easton Republican Town Committee; Easton Public Library; Redding Civic League; Redding Democratic Town Committee;  Mark Twain Library; Weston Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee; ER9 Social Justice Group; State Representative Anne Hughes, 135th District, Easton, Weston and Redding; State Senator Tony Hwang, 28th District
, Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport

*Paid for and Approved by the Easton Democratic Town Committee, Maureen P. Williams, Treasurer. Editor’s note: The Easton Courier is a nonprofit and does not accept paid ads. This reference is to the Easton Democratic Town Committee’s sponsorship of the event. 

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