Who's going to Selma? The Selma Jubilee, March 5-9, is the official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic voting rights demonstrations that took place in Selma, Alabama in 1965 (recently depicted in the feature film Selma). Did you know that there were Asian Americans activists who marched in Selma?
I recently heard from Craig Shimizu of the Japanese American Citizens League, who is attempting to connect AAPI individuals and organizations who are attending and participating in the Selma Jubilee, and perhaps organize groups to march together as one huge AAPI contingent on Sunday, March 8. It's a great idea.
It's time to answer the AAPI Roll Call. Here are some more details:
AAPI Roll Call for the Selma Bridge Crossing Reenactment, Sunday, March 8, 2015
On Sunday, March 8th, a coalition of AAPI individuals and organizations will be participating in the 50th Anniversary Selma Bridge Crossing Rally and Reenactment in Selma, Alabama in commemoration of "Bloody Sunday" and the 1965 Voting Rights marches.
Continuing the legacy of the AAPI marchers who participated in 1965, we hope to have a huge AAPI contingent in Selma this year to show the community's solidarity and enduring commitment to civil rights. Please fill out this form to be added to our mailing list as an effort to organize and march together.
We will plan to meet at a time and place to be determined prior to the start of the rally and march on Sunday, March 8th. We will move to the rally as a group and walk together in the march.
We hope to see you there!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.
For further information, refer to the form here.
More here: Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee