GSACPC Hosts Event to Honor Legacies of Civil Rights Activists!

Posted: Apr 19, 2013

On Saturday, May 4th, 2013, to honor the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez, our council will host, “Lights, Camera, Action… Celebrating and documenting life-long journeys of service inspired by the legacies of Dr. King and Cesar Chavez”. This event is designed to teach girls about the importance of civic engagement through service. This event will provide opportunities for girls to learn about the civil rights movement in Arizona and how civic engagement made a difference in this movement.

Participants will have a firsthand opportunity to engage in conversation with local and national civil rights leaders (e.g. Maricopa County Supervisor, Mary Rose Wilcox, the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, etc…). Leaders from the African, Native American, and Latino communities will be represented.  To commemorate this occasion girls will spend the first part of their day with members of  the SPOT 127,  an innovative youth media Center, learning how to document oral histories and conduct interviews.  Girls will then have the opportunity to choose two workshop sessions where they will interview our honored guest speakers. During lunch there will a panel discussion about the legacies of Dr. King and Cesar Chavez and the importance of civic engagement through service. At the end of the day, participants will document their experience by organizing and assembling the information they learned in a celebratory scrap book and picture colleague. This colleague will be shared with other councils and community organization around the nation.

The event will be held at the Carver Museum (415 E. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.) The Carver Museum was originally the George Washington Carver High School. The school originally opened in 1926 as a segregated school called the Phoenix Union Colored High School. The school remained open until Arizona desegregated in 1953 (it closed in 1954). Girls will participate in tours throughout the day.

Participants will receive a participation patch and earn parts of the “I Have A Dream” and Hispanic Heritage Council’s Own Badges. 
Register for the event today! (Registration closes May 2.)