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Jan
19
Thu
“Martin Luther King and the Spirit of the ’60s” middle school presentation @ Martin Luther KIng, Jr. Middle School
Jan 19 all-day

Photo: Katlynne De Guzman

This presentation is for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School students only. It is not open to the public. For information on bringing this presentation to your school, library or community organization, please contact civilrightsvet@gmail.com.

Jan
20
Fri
“Martin Luther King and the Spirit of the ’60s” middle school presentation @ Longfellow Middle School
Jan 20 all-day

Photo: Katlynne De Guzman

This presentation is for the Longfellow Middle School students only. It is not open to the public. For information on bringing this presentation to your school, library or community organization, please contact civilrightsvet@gmail.com.

“Martin Luther King and the Spirit of the ’60s” elementary school presentation @ Washington Elementary School
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Photo: Katlynne De Guzman

This presentation is for the Washington Elementary School 5th grade students only. It is not open to the public. For information on bringing this presentation to your school, library or community organization, please contact civilrightsvet@gmail.com.

Jan
27
Fri
Martin Luther King, Jr. presentation for 2nd graders @ Chaparral Elementary School,
Jan 27 @ 1:25 pm – 1:55 pm

P1060579 copyThis presentation is for all the 2nd graders at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas. It is not open to the public. Please contact civilrightsvet@gmail.com about bringing this presentation to your school.

Mar
9
Thu
Oxnard College Presents “Knowledge Is Power!” @ Oxnard College Student Lounge
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
31
Fri
“Martin Luther King and the Spirit of the ’60s” high school presentation @ Bush Upper School
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Photo: Katlynne De Guzman

This presentation is for the student body at Bush Upper School. It is not open to the public. For information on bringing this presentation to your school, library or community organization, please contact civilrightsvet@gmail.com.

May
10
Wed
“Martin Luther King and the Spirit of the ’60s” high school and community presentation @ Nordhoff High School
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo: Katlynne De Guzman

This evening presentation for the student body at Nordhoff High School is free and open to the public. I will share my story of meeting Dr. King and volunteering for his SCOPE Project in the South in 1965 with a slideshow, music, and spoken word. Please visit https://civilrightsvet.com to learn more about me and my presentation. PLEASE NOTE: This presentation includes some graphic images that may not be suitable for children younger than 8th grade who have not studied slavery, racism, the Civil War, etc.

For information on bringing this presentation to your school, library or community organization, please contact civilrightsvet@gmail.com.

Oct
15
Sun
“My Summer Working for Martin Luther King Jr.:” A musical multimedia presentation and soul food dinner @ St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church press release:

 

On October 15, 2017, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host Lanny Kaufer and guitarist Roger House for the multimedia presentation “My Summer Working for Martin Luther King Jr.” and a celebration of National Multicultural Diversity Day.

 

Lanny will share the experiences he had in the Voting Rights Movement, including meeting and volunteering for Dr. King in the South. The presentation centers around a slideshow of approximately 200 slides, many of which have music embedded to represent the “soundtrack” of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.

 

Lanny also sings, raps, and plays guitar and harmonica to add more musical flavor to the program as he shares his personal accounts including working for Dr. King’s SCOPE Project in Virginia in 1965 and witnessing the incredible courage of the African-American people of the South who stood up for their rights, at great personal risk, after 300 years of oppression. For this special presentation, Lanny will be joined by Roger House, guitarist of the Jackie Lomax Band.

 

The presentation will include the history of Jonathan Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian and civil right activist who was murdered in August of 1965 while protecting the life of 17 year old Ruby Sales. They were both working in the Civil Rights Movement to integrate public places and register black voters after the passage of the Voter Rights Act that summer. Daniels’ death generated further support for the Civil Rights Movement. In 1991 Daniels was designated as a martyr in the Episcopal Church, and is recognized annually in its calendar. He is memorialized in the Civil Rights Movement and other venues.

 

For twenty-five years educators have celebrated National Multicultural Diversity Day (NMDD) on the third Monday in October. Created by Cleorah Scruggs, a fourth-grade teacher in Flint, Michigan, the day was adopted by the NEA as a national event to “increase awareness of the tremendous need to celebrate our diversity collectively. Diversity means freedom and justice for all of us, not just some of us.”

 

The show begins at 4pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Bristol Road and Ojai Ave., Ojai. Following the presentation, a “soul food” dinner of BBQ chicken wings, greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread and sweet potato pie will be held starting at 6pm.

 

Tickets may be purchased at the church office during their normal business hours, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9am – 3pm online through the church’s website: standrewsojai.ladiocese.org

 


Contact Information

805.646.1885 or office@standrewsojai.com 

Jan
15
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration @ Libbey Park
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jan
16
Tue
On this date 153 years ago….January 16, 1865
Jan 16 all-day

“40 Acres and a Mule” was a practice in 1865 of providing farm land to freed Black former slaves.

oscar-brown-jr-goes-to-washington600Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman’s January 16, 1865 Special Field Orders, No. 15, provided for the land, and some of the freed slaves received mules for use in plowing as well.

After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, his successor, Andrew Johnson, revoked Sherman’s Orders.

Listen to Oscar Brown, Jr. “tell it like it is” in his humorous style. Here is his song “Forty Acres and A Mule” from the album Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington.

 

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