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  RT Celebrates a
“Season of Civil Rights … It All Started on a Bus”

RT is celebrating its 8th annual Season of Civil Rights with a series of events during the months of December, January and February to build awareness of the significant role that transit has played in the American Civil Rights Movement. 

The campaign starts on December 1, 2015, and promotes a number of regional activities and events to raise awareness about civil rights.

“I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now” Art and Poetry Contest:
November 1 through December 11, 2015
In preparation for the Season of Civil Rights, RT invites students in grades 3 through 11, who attend a school within RT’s service area, to participate in the “I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now” art and poetry contest. Submitted artwork and poems must address the theme of both transit and civil rights.

Season of Civil Rights Commemorative Bus:
December 2015 through February 2016
An RT bus with 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. 

35th Annual Capitol March for the Dream and Diversity Expo:
Monday, January 18, 2016
Rain or shine, RT employees will make the six-mile trek to the Sacramento Convention Center to participate in the annual Capitol March for the Dream and Diversity Expo where winning entries from RT’s “I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now” art and poetry contest and RT’s “Old Blue” historic bus will be on display. For more information, visit

17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner:
Saturday, February 6, 2016
RT 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 Sheraton Grand Sacramento. For more information, visit

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