Dr. C.T. Vivian . Courtesy image
Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian to Speak at Peace Prayer Day
Española – World renown civil rights leader Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian will speak and receive the Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji Social Justice Award at the International Peace Prayer Day Celebration. Reverend C.T. Vivian is scheduled to speak at 3:45 on Saturday June 20, 2015.
Dr. Vivian is known for his work with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement in the 1960’s. He was a Freedom Rider and organized sit-ins and other non-violent protests against racial segregation in the South. As a member of the Executive Staff of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Council) he marched with Dr. King in Selma, Montgomery, Chicago, Birmingham, and Washington, D.C. He worked as an organizer for the voter registration drive in Selma, a movement that was the catalyst for the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
In the summer of 1965 Dr. Vivian founded Project Vision, which provided college preparatory support for students and recent high school graduates in Alabama. The success of Project Vision received federal government support to become the widely successful Upward Bound program for youth from poverty backgrounds. Upward Bound recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. He also founded BASIC Diversity Inc. an organization that works to create supportive cross cultural communication within work spaces. The C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute works to create a useful model of leadership culture for the benefit of future organizations and leaders of change.
Most recently President Obama presented Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.
Please join us at International Peace Prayer Day, June 20, 2015 at Ram Das Puri in Española , New Mexico as the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation East West Tea Company, 3HO Foundation International, and Sikh Dharma International honor a man who has stood as an integral pillar in the fight for social justice and equality.
Name: Satwant Singh Khalsa
Address: 1 Ram Das Guru Place Española , NM 87532
Phone: (703) 481- 4747
About International Peace Prayer Day:
A Day of Music, Dance and Prayer-International Peace Prayer Day is a gathering on the sacred land of Guru Ram Das Puri where we can express our gratitude and hope for the future through yoga, meditation, chanting, and the Sacred Healing Walk. This is a potent time to offer your prayers for the peace, healing, and unity of all humanity, to bless and honor this sacred land, and-for those participating in the Summer Solstice Sadhana, to set ourselves to go through the transformative Solstice journey. All are welcome to attend this free event.