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Christian Association Hosts Jan 15th ML King Symposium on God’s Great Expectations of Men of Color

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January 9, 2016 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Duane Reid

The Christian Association will celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a dinner and symposium that honors his life as a man of God in search of social justice on Friday, January 15, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Association’s headquarters, 37th and Chestnut Streets. Dinner will be served promptly at 5:30pm

The symposium, “God’s Great Expectations of Men of Color”, will look at ways a shared understanding of God can influence the everyday mission work of men of color.

Jeffrey Jones, Community Manager of BMe (Black Male Engagement) and Cleous Young, founder of The Mountain of Miracles and Representatives from EMOC (Engaging Men of Color) will moderate a panel with such influential men as the Rev. Chaz Howard, University of Pennsylvania Chaplain and author of  “Awe and Awesome”, Missouri-based Minister Yolanda Nelson, author of “Singletude”,  Washington, D.C.-based Minister Kevin Williams, author of the  bestselling book “Hood to the Hill”, Pastor Duane Reid co-author “Exodus: Love, Life and Liberation” and Akhenaton Mikell, founder of Imani Star Development, Inc.

This event, which is the kick-off event for a monthlong series of programs designed to commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is free and open to the public. The final event of the month will be “Jazz for King”, which will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 6pm-8pm at the

African-American Museum, 701 Arch Street. 

These events are sponsored by the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information contact 215-898-0104 or [email protected]

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