Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: High School Students Learn about Civil Rights Movement Up Close, Personal


May 24, 2016

Contact:    Linda Zintz, communications director, 619-847-6377 or lzintz@sandi.net

                    At Event: Mick Rabin, resource teacher, 619-985-5608 or mrabin@sandi.net


High School Students Learn about Civil Rights Movement Up Close, Personal

Congressman John Lewis shares his experiences as a civil rights leader, politician, graphic novel author via Skype



WHAT:  Students from high schools across San Diego Unified will participate in a Skype session with Congressman John Lewis, civil rights leader and the last living speaker from the1965 March on Washington. Lewis will be talking about a variety of topics including his autobiographical graphic novel series: “March, Books 1-3.” In addition, he will be sharing his experience as a freedom rider, participant in a lunch-counter sit-in, and his friendships with key figures in the Civil Rights Movement including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin. Local comics artist—Eric Shanower—will attend in person to share his career in comics along with tips and pointers in the graphic story-telling medium.


WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, from 12:20 to 2:10 p.m.


WHERE:  Madison High School “auto-torium”

                4833 Doliva Drive, San Diego (92117)

WHO: Students from Madison, Clairemont, Kearny, SCPA, Lincoln, San Diego and Hoover high schools.


Interviews/Visuals: Students, Resource teachers, Congressman John Lewis, Eric Shanower


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Linda Zintz

Communications Director


(619-725-5578 office

(619-847-6637 mobile