RT Celebrates a
“Season of Civil Rights … It All Started on a Bus”
RT is celebrating its 5th annual Season of Civil Rights with a
series of events during the months December, January and February to
build awareness of the significant role that transit has played in
the American Civil Rights Movement.
The campaign begins on December 1,
2012, and promotes a number of regional activities and events to
raise awareness about civil rights.
“I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now”
November 1 through December 7, 2012
RT invites students in
grades 3 through 12, who attend a school within RT’s service area,
to participate in the I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now poetry
contest. Submitted poems must address the theme of transit and civil
Reserved Seats in Honor of Rosa
Saturday, December 1, 2012
reserves a seat on every RT bus in honor of Rosa Parks on December 1 – the same
day in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, when Rosa Parks refused to obey
a bus driver’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a
white passenger. Her simple act of defiance played a critical role
in the American Civil Rights Movement, as it ignited the Montgomery
Season of Civil Rights Commemorative
December 2012 through February 2013
RT bus with large exterior images of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther
King Jr. will travel on different routes throughout the Sacramento
region during the Season of Civil Rights campaign.
14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration Dinner, which serves to preserve his memory and
commitment to equal justice. The event will take place at the
Sacramento Convention Center. For more information, visit
March for the
Monday, January 21, 2013
Rain or shine, RT employees will make the six-mile trek to the
Capitol to participate in the annual March for the Dream and Expo at
the Sacramento Convention Center where winning poems from RT’s
I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now poetry contest and RT’s 1958
“Old Blue” historic bus will be on display. For more information,
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