The Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17!
Willamette students, staff and families are invited to meet at Peterson Barn beginning at 7:15 a.m. next Wednesday and walk, bike, skate or scooter to their respective schools! Grab-and-go breakfast will be provided, and students are also welcome to eat at their schools once they arrive. Willamette students will begin their about 1.2 mile walk to school beginning around 8:20 a.m. and will arrive around 8:50 a.m.
School and district office staff will help supervise that walk from Peterson Barn to school, but parents are also welcome to join! The Peterson Barn is located at 870 Berntzen Rd, Eugene, OR 97402. Be sure to dress for the weather!
The event provides a perfect opportunity to teach children about the civil rights movement and make connections to today’s collective efforts for change. It also gives children the chance to celebrate Ruby’s courage by walking to school.