International Paper and the National Civil Rights Museum will once again provide a limited number of seats and transportation for Shelby County Schools students in grades 5 through 12 to the FREE Public Forum held at Temple of Deliverance, 369 G.E. Patterson, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:00am. The Public Forum is the opening event for the National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award Celebration. This program allows students and the Memphis metropolitan community the opportunity to hear from this year's Freedom Award honorees President Mary Robinson, Geoffrey Canada, and Earl G. Graves Sr. and learn about their struggle for civil and human rights, social justice, economic and educational empowerment.
Led by emcee, actor Lamman Rucker, the forum’s goal is to expose youth and the community to familiar and new leaders who are taking on the charge of helping to insure rights and equity for others. The goal is to help bridge the gap between everyday people and leaders. The men and women recognized by the Freedom Award began their life’s journey as everyday people but they stepped forward to accomplish extraordinary things because of their commitment to equality, justice and freedom.
For questions about the Public Forum please contact Alaenor "Faye" London at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 521-9699 x2291.
This year the Keepers of the Dream Award is presented during the Public Forum to three students from grades 6-12 who have demonstrated courage, leadership, service and compassion in the community. Nominated by teachers and selected by committee, the honorees receive a trophy, $500 and a commemorative jacket.
Click to download Keeper of the Dream nomination information and form.
AS OF NOON OCTOBER 14, 2013, NOMINATION PROCESS IS CLOSED.
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