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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Monday, May 23, 2016

Media Advisory: Mighty Times: The Children’s March

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa joins community leaders in a special day celebrating Law Day 2016.  The theme, “Mighty Times: The Children’s March,” will highlight how youth can be catalysts for positive social change.  The connection between historical events involving young people in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 and current day issues will be examined in a series of breakout sessions.  A Proclamation proclaiming May 25th as Law Day in the city will be signed by Cedar Rapids Mayor, Ron Corbett.

The keynote address will be given by the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP President Betty C. Andrews.  Area high school students have been invited and will participate in program activities designed to encourage them to be a positive change agent in their community.  Follow this event at: #CRLawDay2016.


Event Details

When:  Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Where: Event begins at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE, Iowa, with a keynote address, viewing of a video, then followed by a symbolic march to the Veterans Memorial Building where the program will continue with breakout sessions there and in City Hall.

Time: 9:00 am. – 2:00 p.m.

Community Outreach
Updated May 23, 2016