A Symposium Celebrating Pioneers of Color in Santa Clara and the Bay Area
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War and Abolishing Slavery
Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Theater, San Jose State University, New Student Union
9th and San Fernando Streets
San Jose, CA 95112
Admission is Free – Students May Earn Extra Credit
- Associate Professor Herbert Ruffin II, Syracuse University, Department of African American Studies and SJSU Alumnus. Author of “Uninvited Neighbors: African Americans in Silicon Valley 1769-1990”
Bonnie Montgomery, historian, Stanford Archeology Center 1886 Newspapers Project
“The Plight of Chinese Laborers in San Jose in the late 1800s”
Jean Libby, community historian and author, Allies for Freedom
“Family and Friends of John Brown in Santa Clara County”
The Rev. Jerry Drino – Episcopal priest and coordinator of the Cassey Memorial Project, will present the work of California abolitionists Peter and Anna Cassey in the face of 2500 slaves in the 1850’s.
Stan Yogi, ACLU, will present Timelines for Wherever There is A Fight, How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California.
Intro of The Devil in Silicon Valley: Race and Mexican Americans by Stephen J. Pitti.
Lovie Spencer, Jr. will facilitate a Truth Telling Roundtable Discussion led by SJSU Students/Millennials
In addition, on Sunday April 19th, 2015, all are cordially invited for day two of the event entitled: ”Moving Forward in Reconciliation and Celebration”
All beliefs or disbeliefs are embraced
Hosted at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 North Second Street at St. James Park, San Jose, CA – Oldest church building in continuous use in San Jose
- Eucharist begins at 10:30 AM, Graveside Commemoration at 2:00 PM, Evensong at 4:30 PM, followed by fellowship and reception in the Parish Hall.
View additional information and schedule fliers for the two-day events here:
For more information: The Rev. Jerry Drino, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Food Resources
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