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Date(s) - 06/21/17
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Unitarian Universalist Society South Shore


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OPA members: We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:30PM at the Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, NY.

Distinguished speakers:
Lucius Ware, president, Eastern LI Branch NAACP, teacher, and civil rights activist;

Sandi Brewster-Walker, former Clinton Administration Deputy Director of the Office of Communications at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, historian, author and genealogist; and

Dr. Christopher Verga, author, historian and teacher, will share with us the history of the civil rights movement on Long Island, from colonization to present day.

They also will discuss the challenges that face us in the current administration; and illustrate how “forming a more perfect union” simply never ends. Regardless of which party is in power, we must remain vigilant. Democracy is fragile and requires our constant attention. Please join us.

Lucius Ware is president of the Eastern Long Island Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Mr. Ware, a teacher and vocal advocate for African Americans on the East End, previously served as second vice president and chairman of the NAACP branch’s education committee. Mr. Ware, like his predecessor, has focused on increasing the group’s presence in Suffolk County courts.

Sandi Brewster-Walker is a historian, genealogist, freelance writer, and business owner, born in Amityville, N. Y. In 1993, during the Clinton Administration, Sandi was was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Communications at the United States Department of Agriculture. She later served as director of the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Program. Towards the end of President Clinton’s second term, she moved to historical Williamsburg, Virginia to research Colonial records for her Invisible People series, and later to Florida.

Christopher Verga, Ph.D., is author of “Images of America – Civil Rights on Long Island.” He also is a local historian teacher, and American history lecturer. Dr. Verga is donating the proceeds from his book to the African American Museum of Nassau County.