[St. Philip’s, Greenville]
You are cordially invited to our Black History Program.
The program features speaker Lecia Brooks, of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and screening of the documentary video – Our Mockingbird – documenting the joining of neighboring high schools, one serving black students and the other white, in order to stage the play, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Black History speaker: Lecia Brooks, who leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s outreach (Birmingham, AL) efforts on key initiatives and social justice issues. As outreach director, she frequently gives presentations around the country to promote tolerance and diversity. She also serves as director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Ala., an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement. She joined the SPLC staff in 2004 as director of Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a Teaching Tolerance program designed to help break down racial, cultural and social barriers in schools. Previously, she worked for 12 years in a number of capacities for the National Conference for Community and Justice in its Los Angeles office. She is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University.