Little Rock Nine: Journey to Justice Speaker Coming to SU

Posted by Amanda Kelly on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM PST

Carla LaNierSeattle University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine, on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. in Pigott Auditorium.  Mrs. LaNier, a  Congressional Gold Medal winner, was the youngest of the nine students who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.  Mrs. LaNier serves as the president of the Little Rock Nine Foundation and is the author of A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice of Little Rock Central High School.  Following her presentation, she will be available for a book signing and reception in Paccar Atrium. 

Just before the lecture, there will be a "Friends of OMA" Reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the SU Engineering Building First Floor Gallery.  For $50, guests will receive a signed copy of Mrs. LaNier's book, a print of the limited edition event poster, and a group photo with Mrs. LaNier.  This reception is limited to 40 guests, and cash or check (made out to "SU OMA") payment will be accepted.  You must RSVP separately for this event to Monica Nixon or 206.296.6070.  

Seattle University 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Free and open to the Public
Tuesday, January 17,  7:00 p.m., Pigott Auditorium
More information about the 2012 MLK Celebration .
RSVP to oma-rsvp@seattleu.edu or 206.296.6070.  

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Student Activities, Black Student Union, and the Center for the Study of Justice in Society.  Made possible with generous support from The Wyman Youth Trust.