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Canisius presents “Reaching Back, Moving Forward,” an education, health and economic empowerment summit on Thursday, February 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The event, in celebration of Black History Month, is sponsored by the college’s Academic Talent Search Program and is free and open to the public. The day also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Freedom March, and the 20th anniversary of Academic Talent Search at Canisius College.
8:30 a.m. – Civil Rights legend Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian leads students in a reenactment of the Freedom March. Rev. Vivian and students, grades 6 – 12, will march down Franklin Street and into the Convention Center to begin the program.
9:00 a.m. – Rev. Vivian, spiritual leader and strategist and Touré, iconic journalist, culture critic and television host, address the audience. A panel discussion will follow.
Read more about the celebration.
Submitted by: Public Relations