Join us when author Maria Gitin talks about the summer of 1965 when she volunteered to canvas for Black voters in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. Her book, This Bright Light of Ours, records the events of that harrowing summer and highlights the unheard voices of grassroots Freedom Fighters who formed the backbone of the Civil Rights movement. Ms. Gitin augments her personal story and those of others with a multimedia slideshow highlighting this critical turning point in US history. This Bright Light of Ours will be available for purchase and signing.

Maria Gitin is a current member of Bay Area Civil Rights Veterans (, Temple Beth El, and the NAACP. She lives in northern California with her photographer husband, Samuel Torres Jr.

Date: Saturday, January 27
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Fireside Room
Branch: Scotts Valley