Remember the past victories
To Prepare for Todays Battle:
voter disfanchisement, educational deprivation, and poverty.
50 years later, those young people are now older. We need to celebrate what we accomplished that summer. The Reunion will give us an opportunity to reconnect with former colleagues and friends and share with each other the impact that SCOPE and SCLC has had in our lives. But we also want to share our stories with the young people of today. Perhaps learning how to make use of our methods, along with their use of technology, will help them to be more effective in making the changes still needed in the world today.
The SCLC/SCOPE 50th Anniversary Reunion will begin with a Reception on Thursday, October 1. On Friday night, there will be a dinner honoring our past and looking toward the future. During the weekend there will be thought-provoking panel discussions, workshops and speakers, as well as book signings by the authors among us, and perhaps some live entertainment. On Sunday the Reunion will close with a service and a message that hopefully will inspire us to continue to make a difference in our communities. At the conclusion of the weekend’s activities, there will be an opportunity for those interested to return to the counties where they worked in 1965.
We are all getting older, my friends, and this may be our last chance to get together. So let’s do it right and meet in Atlanta in October!
Join us! Come to Atlanta on October 1-4, 2015, as we gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SCLC’s SCOPE project and SCLC’s long fight for justice in the South.
50 years ago, young people answered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to spend the summer of 1965 in the South registering black people to vote in cooperation with SCLC activists and supporters.
$125 / person ($75 before Aug. 15)
Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30345