Dr. Geneva Craig and Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe to Speak at 2017 Mary’s Woods MLK Celebration

Dr. Geneva Craig and Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe to Speak at 2017 Mary’s Woods MLK Celebration

December 27, 2016

Mary’s Woods is pleased to announce that civil rights activist Dr. Geneva Craig and the daughter of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe will speak at the 3rd annual MLK event on Saturday, January 14, at 2pm in the Chapel of the Holy Names.

Dr. Geneva Craig is an active participant in the civil rights movement. She was repeatedly jailed for demonstrating against the state of Alabama’s refusal to let African Americans vote and was beaten with police billy clubs in the infamous 1965 Pettus Bridge march on “Bloody Sunday.”

Mrs. Liuzzo Lilleboe will share her family’s experience with the civil rights movement and speak on her mother’s lasting legacy.

Portland’s Northwest Freedom Singers, a choral group comprised of the city’s finest voices, will accompany the speakers with a performance of inspirational songs and gospel hymns.

After speaking, Dr. Craig and Mrs. Liuzzo Lilleboe will participate in a Q&A session with those in attendance.

Mary’s Woods will host a meet and greet reception following the program in the Auditorium.

“We are honored to welcome Mary and Dr. Craig to our campus,” said Diane Hood, Mary’s Woods CEO. “Their personal experience with the civil rights movement offers the community a unique, firsthand perspective on the topic of equality and justice.”

The event is open to the general public.

 

WHAT: MLK Celebration

WHO: Dr. Geneva Craig and Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe

WHEN: January 14, 2017, at 2pm

WHERE: Mary’s Woods, Chapel of the Holy Names

COST: FREE

PARKING: Complimentary valet parking at the front of Provincial House