The Power of One: Statewide Tribute to Rosa Parks
U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
invites you to her
Community Leaders Forum
in Honor of Rosa Parks
“The Power of One: We Are Walking In It”
Join Congresswoman Beatty, local, national, and civil rights leaders for an important discussion on the power of diversity, inclusion and community, and its importance to the legislative work of the 115th Congress.
Monday, December 4,, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Fawcett Event Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
or call Congresswoman Beatty's District Office at (614) 220-0003.
* Immediately at the conclusion of the Community Leaders Forum, Congresswoman Beatty will join Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks, and Brenda Drake, attorney, former foundation executive and First Lady of The Ohio State University, for "Conversations” the Panel Discussion, which will take place at 7:00 pm at the Fawcett Event Center auditorium. Guests will hear a riveting discussion on how the legacy of Rosa Parks has impacted and continues to shape our country. The Panel Discussion will be moderated by Jerry Revish, WBNS-10 TV News Anchor, and WOSU-TV will record the Panel Discussion to be included in their Columbus Collaborative Series. WBNS-10TV will live stream the panel discussion on 10TV.com.
** On Tuesday, December 5th, at 11:00 am, the Rosa Parks Children’s Assembly will be held at the Vern Riffe Center’s Davidson Theatre and feature Columbus Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Ruby Bridges Story,” a play by William Goldsmith. Jerry Revish will serve as Master of Ceremonies. More than 500 students will be on-site from Clinton Elementary School, Columbus School for Girls, and Hamilton Local Elementary. WBNS 10TV will live stream the assembly on 10TV.com.
Of note, Ohio was the first state to designate Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day to honor her life and legacy as the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. In 2005, then-state representative, and now Congresswoman Joyce Beatty wrote, advocated and won unanimous support to pass Ohio’s legislation in the 50th-anniversary year of Mrs. Parks’ courageous act. In refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white passenger, she sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the modern civil rights movement.