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Former civil rights activist calls audience members to action

By Lara Bockenstedt A former civil rights activist called audience members to action at UW-Eau Claire through personal stories and shared insight. “We’ve come a long way. There’s still a long, long way to go,” activist Joanne Bland said. Some … Continue reading

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Civil rights activist shares her story and calls students to action

By Kim North “Violence has no place in this world,” said Joanne Bland while discussing the violence she witnessed during Bloody Sunday and the violence happening to people in America today. Bland gave her speech  at the University of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Social equality: connections from the past

By Sydney Purpora A civil rights activist calls college students to action for social change through her life story. “We’ve come a long, long way,” Joanne Bland said. “We just have so far to go.” Bland is the co-founder and … Continue reading

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Selma, Ala., close to home for one civil rights activist

By Justin Dade A participant in the Selma marches of 1965 has belief in the current generation to spark change after speaking of her involvement in the voting rights movement in her speech at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. “When … Continue reading

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A civil rights activist called students to action during a lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Monday night.

By Nick Schauer “Movements for social change are like jigsaw puzzles,” Bland said “Everybody represents a piece. Without your piece, the change puzzle would not be complete” Co-founder and former Director of the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute, Joanne … Continue reading

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Civil rights activist calls students to enact social change

  By Alyssa Anderson A former child foot soldier of the voting rights movement called University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students to action while recounting her experiences on Bloody Sunday. “I have hope that this generation will change the world,” Joanne … Continue reading

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Former child foot soldier teaches by telling her story

By Kristin McLeod a civil rights activist and former child foot soldier delivered a call to action speech on modern civil rights for students and faculty of UW-Eau Claire as well as members of the Eau Claire community on Monday. … Continue reading

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