City of Madera:

May 23, 2018

Community event set to commemorate Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to Madera days before assassination

In observance of the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to the state’s agricultural heartland, residents and community leaders are teaming up to host a special community event intended to pay tribute to the former presidential hopeful’s legacy and highlight a visit he made to Madera on May 30, 1968.

The free community event will take place on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, at the Madera County Library, from 5:30 to 7:00pm and will feature a local RFK exhibit, student orators, where participating youth will recite a speech of their choosing made by Kennedy during his tenure as a public servant, reflection and discussion, guest speakers, and more.

As an extension to the event, a free motion picture screening of the film “A Ripple of Hope” – a documentary which focuses on the remarkable speech that RFK delivered in Indianapolis immediately following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr – will be presented on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Movies Madera Cinema at 7:00pm.

Additional Information:
Kennedy was mortally wounded shortly after delivering a speech in Los Angeles, just 6 days after his visit to the Central Valley. His convicted assailant, Sirhan Sirhan, a native of Jerusalem who previously pleaded guilty to murder and is currently serving a life sentence at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County, now claims to have no recollection of the crime.

Madera County Library
121 N G St, Madera, CA 93637

Movies Madera
1140 N Gateway Dr, Madera, CA 93637