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Bearing Witness: A Civil Rights Display opens TODAY!

Bearing Witness: A Civil Rights Exhibit starts today to kick off Black History Month!

Monday, February 4 - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Open 8:00 am - 11:00 pm each day
Drop in anytime!
FREE and open to the public

This large-scale, interactive exhibit features pieces handmade by CWU students that chronicle the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. in the 1960s and also explores movements for justice that it inspired, including Native American, Chicano/a and LGBTQ civil rights movements. Take your time and walk through the exhibit any time it's open, and bear witness to the greatest movement for social change in our nation's history. RSVP on Facebook here:

Also join us Monday, February 4 at 6:00 pm inside the exhibit (SURC 137A/B) for a free screening of "Brother Outsider," an award-winning film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin - a visionary strategist and activist who has been called the "unknown hero" of the Civil Rights movement." A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, "Brother Outsider" is bringing Rustin's inspiring story to new audiences, including CWU. For more information on the film, visit:

Please share this email with your students, colleagues and friends, and stay tuned for upcoming Black History Month events at CWU! For more information, contact Leah Shelton at or 963-1687.

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