(Press Release) Alice Piper was unknowingly at her time a Native American Civil Rights hero comparable to the likes of Rosa Parks. This accomplishment has gone unacknowledged for far too long. This memorial is the first step in honoring that history. Though our campaign and your generous support, we have brought awareness to this monumental case in Civil Rights and Equal
Rights in Education.
The great news is that we accomplished what we set out to do, but ultimately this would not have been possible without
the support from the School District that supported the project from its inception.
We are happy to announce that on Monday, June 2, 2014 – which is the 90th Anniversary of the Piper vs. Big Pine (1924)
decision – we will be unveiling the Alice Piper Memorial on the front lawn of the Big Pine School.
We would like to invite you to the unveiling event that is open to the public at 1pm . We will also have an
Invitation-Only Gala Luncheon that will feature local Native Foods and a LIVE performance by the AKAMYA Culture Group
just steps away from the Memorial in the Helen Lund Square on the Big Pine School Campus. We are so excited and hope
you can join us for the unveiling.
Alice Piper Memorial Unveiling – Monday, June 2, 2014 (1pm) Where: Big Pine Unified School, Big Pine, California
Tentative Agenda 1:00 pm Welcome – Big Pine Unified School District & Big Pine Paiute Tribe
Honor Song – Akamya Culture Group
Alice Piper’s Dream – Big Pine Students
Panel discussion with American History Students
2:00 pm Gala Luncheon – Invitation Only
If invited, RSVP to the Gala Luncheon by Friday., May 30 (3:00pm) to (760) 938-2222 to ensure your seat is reserved. Due
to limited seating, you must have an invitation to attend this event.
If you are traveling and staying overnight, or an interested local, we would like to extend the invitation after this event to
visit some local historic sites with discussion here in the beautiful Owens Valley including the actual house where Alice
For those of you not in the area or unable to attend, we are hoping to have a LIVE feed online of the actual event. Please
see our Facebook page:www.facebook.com/AlicePiperMemorial for details as the time draws near.
Pamela Jones, Superintendent – Big Pine Unified School District, Shannon Romero (Paiute/Taos Pueblo) Alice Piper
Memorial Team Member, Alicia Peterson (Paiute/Navajo) Alice Piper Memorial Team Member, Sage Romero (Paiute/Taos
Pueblo) Alice Piper Memorial Team Member