Remembering 1619 Juneteenth Event
With Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society
Hosted by Northwestern Alumni in Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6:45 p.m.
Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd, Venice, Calif.
$25 General | $10 NU Alumni and Friends of EJS
Register online | Donate to EJS in support of Remembering 1619
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
Northwestern University alumna (’71) Eva Paterson, the university’s first African American student body president, will engage the audience on issues related to race and efforts to battle white supremacy in the U.S.
Eva founded the Oakland-based Equal Justice Society to focus on restoring Constitutional safeguards against discrimination. Their mission is to transform the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts.
During her time at Northwestern University, Eva was a nationally recognized student leader who debated Vice President Spiro Agnew on national television, was featured on magazine covers, and received acclaim for her ability to promote peaceful protests during the national outrage that followed the killing of four protesters at Kent State University in 1970.
She testified before Congress as an NU student, and again earlier this year in front of the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing on hate crimes, white nationalism, and white supremacy.
Event Contact: Aldore Collier, firstname.lastname@example.org