On March 7, 1965, more than 600 people marching in protest against voting rights inequality were assaulted with nightsticks and tear gas by state and local police after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. In March 2013, six SF students and one advisor traveled to Selma for Alternative Spring Break, where they participated in a bridge crossing commemorating “Bloody Sunday;” attended speeches by Vice President Joe Biden, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King III; took part in an intensive, six-hour nonviolence conflict resolution training and served the Selma community.
Those who traveled to Selma for Alternative Spring Break will give a multimedia presentation, “Selma, REVISITED: Civil Rights and Race Relations in the United States – 1965 and Today,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 in S-29/30. The presentation is designed to extend their experiences and learnings to the greater SF and Gainesville community.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement & Service and is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Buchholz at 352-381-3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.