Birmingham holding events to honor civil, human rights

The City of Birmingham is gearing up for major events honoring the civil and human rights movements.

Empowerment Week, which will be held in September, is an annual commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. The Dalai Lama, {}an international human rights activist, will take part in Human Rights Week in October.{}For the complete schedule and ticket information for Human Rights Week, go to following schedule is for Empowerment Week:

Friday September 12, 2014: Day of Reflection

50 Years Forward Speakers Series

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

16th Street Baptist Church

Saturday September 13, 2014: Day of Restoration

Diversity Fair and International Festival


Linn Park

Uptown Music Festival{}


Uptown Entertainment District

Sunday September 14, 2014: Day of Reconciliation{}

Diversity Fair / Gospel Festival{}


Linn Park

Monday September 15, 2014: Day of Commemoration

The Historic 16th Street Baptist Church Bell will ringChurch Bells Around the City and Country will all sound{}10:22 a.m. (Central) followed by a moment of silence