Sunday, March 8th is the Official 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In celebration of this momentous anniversary, twelve of our staff members will be taking a road trip to Selma, Alabama to partake in several commemorative events. Staff will be representing several Chicago Lawyers’ Committee project areas including voting rights, housing, education, health disparities, hate crimes and community economic development.
As many of the participating staff members are young, this trip will be significant for them to truly understand the Civil Rights moment in the 1960s and the effort and passion that activists put into the movement during this crucial time period. The weekend will involve many events, one of which is the Freedom Flame Awards, honoring the women and men who have contributed to the tremendous legacy of the fight for voting rights and social and economic justice.
For more information on the event, please visit Selma's 50th Anniversary website.
Please consider donating to this important weekend and to helping our staff truly understand the historical background of the work that the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee still does today. You can CLICK HERE to donate.