Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Attorney Bruce Boynton Joins the Fight Against Racial Profiling in Maricopa County

Press Advisory
Date: Tuesday January 24, 2012
Contact: Tupac Enrique Acosta  (602) 466-8367
Email: chantlaca@tonatierra.org

1st Freedom Rider Arrives in Phoenix Today

Attorney Bruce Boynton

Phoenix, AZ – The battle for Civil Rights in the deep south in the 60’s and the fight in Maricopa County against racial profiling and discriminatory policing will link up this week here in Phoenix when Attorney Bruce Boynton arrives to take part in a series of community events organized by TONATIERRA and Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio.

Atty. Bruce Boynton is considered the 1st Freedom Rider when he was arrested in 1958 for refusing to leave a  "white only" lunch counter while traveling home on a break from law school. His case Boynton v. the Common Wealth of Virginia (1960) desegregated all interstate transportation facilities, including bus terminals. This case was the basis of the Freedom Rides of 1961 organized to test the enforcement of the Supreme Court Decision.

Speaking to the issue of AZ SB1070, Attorney Boynton stated today: “The law is an invasion of the jurisdiction of federal immigration powers and it dehumanizes and criminalizes anyone who is subjected to its enforcement, and that is ridiculous.”

Wednesday January 25, 2012
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Comités de Defensa del Barrio
802 N. 7th Street
Thursday January 26, 2012
10:00 AM
802 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Free Community Screening of the PBS Documentary Film
Thursday January 26, 2012
6:00-8:00 PM
North High School Auditorium
1101 E. Thomas
Phoenix, AZ

From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Indigenous Rights and
the  Rights of Mother Earth!

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