Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
-- Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus Finch may not be the most dynamic hero in the canon of American literature, but he is certainly one of the most revered. The calm, meticulously fair attorney in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird never changes. He does all the right things for all the right reasons, even when he doesn't think it will do a lick of good, and that makes old Atticus an ideal role model for the Community Legal Center (CLC), a 10-year-old organization that helps those who can't help themselves by providing educational programs and pro bono legal services for people who can't "pay the rent and pay a lawyer."
On Wednesday, March 21st, the CLC hosts a fund-raiser at Theatre Memphis, culminating in a 7:30 p.m. performance of To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Josie Helming. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. Like Atticus says, "You rarely win, but sometimes you do." And helping out a good cause while helping yourself to a few cocktails and a show sounds about as "win/win" as it gets.
Community Legal Center 7th Annual Fund-raiser, theatre memphis, Wednesday, March 21st, 6 p.m., $35 ($25 students). For tickets or additional information about the CLC, call 725-3904.