Thursday, March 19, 2009

by Stacy Armstrong

In 1957, nine children defined the Civil Rights Movement when they integrated into a segregated public school system.  Now, one of those courageous students will be speaking at Citrus College.

Pasadena resident Dr. Terrence Roberts helped change the face of the United States when he and eight others walked onto the campus of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  On March 18, he will be sharing his experiences during a 10 a.m. presentation in the Haugh Performing Arts Center.

“Dr. Roberts is a local resource who can give a first-person account of this monumental event,” said Adrienne Thompson, student activities supervisor.  “The purpose of this presentation is to remind people how far our society has come in terms of racism and civil rights, but also to caution against its further progression.”

In addition to the faculty, staff, and students of Citrus College, the community at large is invited to attend this free event.  It is being sponsored by the Citrus College Office of Student Affairs, the Associated Students of Citrus College, the Citrus College UMOJA Program, and the Citrus College Extended Opportunities Programs and Services/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (EOP&S/CARE), and California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids Programs (CalWORKs).

For more information about Dr. Terrence Roberts’ presentation at Citrus College, call (626) 914-8603.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2009
FURTHER INFORMATION:  STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873, OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS (626) 914-8603