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Former U.S. Congresswoman, Shelley Berkley, now CEO and Sr. Provost of Touro University Nevada, invites you to listen to a remarkable story from the only living member of the “Big Six” leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement with a lecture and book signing with U.S. Congressman John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin on Sunday, June 29. The free lecture will start at 5:00 p.m. with a book signing at 6:00 p.m.
Congressman John Lewis (Georgia) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and non-violence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress; from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington; and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-author Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell. March is a vivid, first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Book one spans Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.
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Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is now home to more than 1,300 students, in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702- 777-3100.