Selma, AL — Two civil rights legends are set to make the historic 56th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee scheduled for March 5-7, 2021. Andrew Young, former ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidant of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association (now United Farmworkers) with Cesar Chavez, are scheduled to be at the event, themed “Beyond the Bridge: People Power, Political Power, Economic Power.”
“We are honored to have Andrew Young and Dolores Huerta sharing their prolific voices with us. As we continue the work of the movement ‘Beyond the Bridge,’ we don’t do so alone,” said Drew Glover, principal coordinator of the Jubilee. “We are standing on the shoulders of the elders and ancestors. The presence of these civil rights icons makes our first foray into the virtual space even more powerful.”
Young and Huerta headline a group of distinguished guests and activities for the Jubilee, which is moving online in light of COVID concerns and to extend its reach globally. The star-studded lineup is a fitting way to share the commemoration of equity and justice with the world.
“We’re expecting a bigger audience than ever before, so we’ve taken various approaches in our efforts to educate, celebrate and commemorate the occasion. We’ll have music, speakers, photography, workshops, performances, films, and of course, the virtual bridge crossing. No matter who you are, there will be enjoyable activities that help drive home the important history behind Selma and the voting rights movement.”
The portal for free registration is now open at selmajubilee.com/register. Early-bird registrants will get exclusive access to a pre-Jubilee Symposium for Social Change on February 13th, featuring interactive workshops and live Q&A with activist Nina Turner, Dr. Sekou Franklin, a lineup of incredible educators and a special celebrity guest. The theme is This Is Your Grandparent’s Movement: The Significance of Intergenerational Understanding and Shared Action.
The 56th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee is a 3-day event that kicks off on Friday, March 5 – Sunday, March 7. 2021. Visit selmajubilee.com/schedule for the full 3-day schedule of events and activities, which include:
- Children’s Sojourn, Freedom Flame Awards
- Foot Soldier’s Breakfast, Step Show/Battle of the Bands, Black Music Experience
- Screening of John Lewis documentary
Regina Belle (“Freedom” Presentation)
Virtual Music Festival
Symposium for Social Change
- Pre-march rally, Virtual Bridge Crossing, Gospel Concert
Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee activities are educational, inspirational, and entertaining for people of all ages. Register for free at www.selmajubilee.com/register. Help finance the Jubilee’s global reach by donating at https://spot.fund/selmajubilee.
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