About this Event
Selma, Alabama, played a significant role in securing voting rights for African Americans and other minorities across the country in the 1960’s. The Selma March captured the souls of the people and their desire to maintain a peaceful demonstration despite being met with violence. To recognize the impact of Selma, Alabama, and the role it still serves today, Alternative Student Breaks and the Black Student Union are teaming up for a joint community service event on MLK Jr. Day to commemorate the efforts he and several others made. This event is merging the missions of both organizations by emphasizing service while also learning about the community. ASB will initiate the day by engaging volunteers with various volunteer organizations (food bank and various community cleanup sites) around the city that promote community development. BSU will transition by leading tours that teach the history of community and interacting with critical community change agents.
7:30 - 8:00 AM | Check-In at Hayfield
8:00 - 10:00 AM | Travel from Auburn to Selma
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Volunteer at Nonprofit Sites
12:30 - 1:30 PM | Lunch
1:30 - 4:00 PM | Bridge Tour and Keynote Speaker
4:00 - 6:00 PM | Travel from Selma to Auburn
Participants can park personal vehicles at the Hayfields and ride on the charter bus to and from Selma (provided free of charge).
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