Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

February 10, 2017

UW Students Invited to Attend Conversation with Rep. John Lewis, Feb. 23

UW students are invited to attend a discussion with Rep. John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell on their graphic novel “March,” a New York Times No. 1 best-selling account of the Civil Rights movement through the eyes of one of its iconic participants.

Thursday, February 23
Meany Theater
10:30 a.m. Discussion and Q&A

John Lewis is Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District Representative and an American icon, widely known for his role in the Civil Rights movement.

The three volumes of “March” capture the events in Mr. Lewis’s life: organizing sit-ins to protest the segregation of lunch counters in Nashville; joining the Freedom Riders to test the Supreme Court decision that outlawed bus segregation; and taking part in the 1963 March on Washington, of which he is the sole surviving speaker.

Register by Feb. 15, 2017. Please note that at the request of Rep. Lewis, event registration and seating is prioritized for students. Registrants will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. Any seats not taken by 10:20 a.m. will be offered to guests on the waiting list.

This event is sponsored by the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. For questions, email

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