FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2022
SALUTE SELMA ORGANIZATION CONTINUES TO RAISE ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT AND AWARENESS OF VOTING RIGHTS IN SELMA, ALABAMA, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF BLOODY SUNDAY
SELMA, AL–On Sunday, March 6, 2022, from 10 am- 2 pm; Salute Selma will present “RISE UP through the Art of Protest” at its Conversation and Paint Day Party. The event will be co-hosted by Salute Selma, Selma (AL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Rural Health Medical Program, and League of Women Voters of Alabama.
“Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom” play which will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 5 pm, will highlight the horrific and world-changing 1965 Selma Voting Rights March from a child's perspective. This event is co-hosted by Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co, The City of Selma, Salute Selma, The National Park Service, and the Friends of the Trail.
Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery pilgrimage where scores of individuals from across the world gathered in Selma, AL fifty-seven years ago to support the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is commemorated each year by leaders and communities across the nation. In 2022 Americans face new waves of gut-wrenching legislation and blatant attacks on our democracy that threaten to disenfranchise black and brown people.
Salute Selma Co-Founder and Board Chairman Abina Billups states, "This year's events are important, suffice it say, with the work ahead for our midterm elections. Fifty-seven years later, as we commemorate Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, we are still fighting extremists that are doing everything they can do to take away and suppress our hard-earned rights, liberties, and powers that we have in the vote. She continues and states that nonprofits like Salute Selma are currently under attack by bills trying to restrict and prevent voter education, outreach, and civic engagement."
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