Tacoma Arts Live presents
Civil Rights Legacy Tour
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free with Registration
Registration opens July 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
In Get on the Bus, Thalia and James face a modern question about civil rights as Thalia invites her friend James to board a bus to stand up for immigrants facing discrimination. The questions of human dignity and justice are explored further when they meet Ms. Vivian, a veteran of the original Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Through Vivian’s memories, the students consider how the challenges and lessons of the Civil Rights Movement could influence their actions today. With evocative dialogue, multimedia elements and supporting curricula, this is one bus ride students will not forget. Along the way, they will think critically about the Civil Rights Movement, civic engagement, American identity and freedom of expression in relation to the urgent issues of our own times.
Tacoma Arts Live celebrates their eleventh year of original touring productions that honor the legacy of civil rights leaders and encourage civic responsibility among young learners. These touring shows have reached over 166,000 youth at schools throughout Pierce, King, Kitsap, Yakima and Chelan Counties.