This year, we celebrate 50 years of progress in Alabama. The historic movement of 1963 triggered an era of social change that revolutionized the world.
And that charge was led by Birmingham's youth.
Young foot soldiers marched when their parents were unable to leave their jobs or feared retaliation. Young minds brought innocence and hope to a callous community.
Their bravery urged the nation to take action. Today, that legacy lives on. Birmingham's young people have inherited a spirit of activism and are tirelessly working to make our city a better place.
How are today's teenagers rebuilding Birmingham? Are they meeting the expectations of themselves and their elders? What role does technology play in fighting injustice?
We're inviting Birmingham's teens with a heart for community service to join us Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Alabama School of Fine Arts' Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre for "The Next Movement: How Birmingham's Youth Are Leading The Way ... Again."
The discussion will feature two college-aged co-hosts and four Birmingham teenagers that will share their stories of service and activism.
Hear what our Birmingham's most decorated youth servants have to say about issues like civil rights, school safety, privacy and the changing demographics of our country. And, most importantly, what are they doing about it?
Please use the form below to nominate yourself or someone you know (ages 12 to 18 only) to attend this free event. Four attendees will be selected to be featured on the panel. It's a great chance for Birmingham's young activists to make key connections.
Our community continues to move forward on the heels of its youngest members. We look forward to seeing you Aug. 13.