Join us for a special evening with Bree Newsome, activist, organizer, and artist, on Saturday, March 20! ACLU supporters across Florida are invited to join us for this special keynote address from Ms. Newsome.
Bree Newsome is a contemporary civil rights icon who first garnered national attention for her daring act of peaceful disobedience in June 2015. Following the brutal murder of nine Black parishioners at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., Bree climbed the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse and pulled down the Confederate Battle flag as a protest against racist symbolism. Her arrest galvanized public opinion and led to the permanent removal of the flag.
In this speech Bree Newsome will discuss how a triumphant act of civil disobedience can spark a movement and inspire others to embrace activism. Through her work as an activist and community organizer, she brings to light the importance of leadership development in building and sustaining social movements. An accomplished filmmaker and musician, Bree skillfully outlines the relationship between activism and art, captivating audiences as she describes in cinematic detail the heroic gestures of ordinary people on the front lines of the fight to end injustice and racial discrimination.
Following Ms. Newsome's presentation, members of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter will be invited to stay and participate in our annual Board Member elections.