Date(s) - 01/15/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UUCCI Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall
Expounding more with reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, at this year’s event, we will be addressing his historic ‘Letter from the Birmingham Jail” written on April 16, 1963.
The purpose of this event will be to analyze specific texts/passages and showcase how the letter’s content parallels with today’s racial movement. We will expound upon topics like: the ‘white moderate’ (why MLK classified white moderates as “worst stumbling blocks” then the Ku Klux Klan), why the Black community protests, the importance of protest, the misconceptions of MLK, religious workers’ involvement within the racial movement and more.
The event will open with inspirational words from the one and only Manon Voice (Internationally known\Indy based spoken word artist/poet).
We will have a panel of women and men, ministers and activists, from different generations who will explore the letter through candid dialogue & their various perspectives vehicle through their specific work. There will be an allotted time for community Q&A.
Pastor Fred King, district elder at Calvary Community Church
Leah Humphreys, organizer/ activist of Indy10 Black Lives Matter
Kyra Harvey, organizer/ activist of Indy10 Black Lives Matter
Satchuel Cole, activist/vice president of DON’T SLEEP in Indianapolis, IN
Stanley Njuguna, activist/ member of Students Against State Violence (SASV) at Indiana University.
Rev. Nic Cable, minster of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, IN