Toward Justice: A City-Wide Upstander’s ProjectMay 2, 2018, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Kicking off the project is keynote speaker, Bob Zellner, who will be speaking at the Memphis Jewish Community Center on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00. Bob is one of the most influential leaders in the Civil Rights Movement, from the 1960s to today. The son and grandson of Ku Klux Klan members, he risked his life – and nearly lost it – many times in the fight to achieve The Second Emancipation. As an organizer of The Freedom Rides of 1961 and the first white southerner to serve as field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Rosa Parks, and many other civil rights leaders.
Bob captivates audiences with the untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement and his dedication to fighting for the rights of others. Drawing on decades of experience guiding the movement and his ongoing active role, he presents a modern-day message for combating deep-seated racism, discrimination and prejudice, and sparking widespread social change.