Join us for Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 18, 2021
In honor of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Birthday, we are offering a series of community gatherings. We will start with a Day of Service where we will gather to create projects, sign up for stations for family tech help and have an “I Have a Dream” corner listening to Dr. King’s Speech in community and also reading a children’s book of his incredible life story.
10:00-11:30 MLK Day of Service, “Safety & Justice in our Beloved Community”
10:00 Zoom Session: Gather and Welcome;
“Discover the element of good in your enemy. And as you seek to hate him, find the center of goodness and place your attention there and you will take a new attitude.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hate destroys the hater as well as the hated … Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. … And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
10:10-10:40 Listen to MLK Speech of I Have A Dream in community
10:45-11:15 Zoom Rooms:
11:15 Closing (15 min)
12:00-1:00 MLK Program “Safety & Justice in our Beloved Community” - Rev. Forte, Rev. Allman Morton and Rev Letman IV with Gwendolyn VanSant, Stephanie Wright & more:
2:15-3:00 New Pathways Lab: Listening Session and Community Forum on Safety in Community: Talking through Concerns regarding Hate Crimes and How to Protect our Community
In this New Pathways Lab, we will talk about our rising concerns around safety and justice in our community with District Attorney Andrea Harrington, Director of Community Engagement Bryan House, Assistant US Attorney Scott Garland (Hate Crimes Specialist), Assistant US Attorney Deepika Shukla (Chief of Springfield Office) and Community Outreach Specialist Cara Henderson to discuss safety in our community, what has been threatening it and what we want to do about it? These representatives from our local and regional justice offices will come to listen to community voices and plan for future work alongside our communities and houses of worship.
BRIDGE has developed this program in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire, District Attorney's Office of Berkshire County, United States Attorney Office, First Congregational Church and Macedonia Baptist Church.
If you are having trouble with the registration button, you can use this link or copy and paste the URL into your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsduurqTkjGdcV_tbXGRaualBQxWxbJQSZ
Special Event: A talk by Tehama M Lopez Bunyasi author of “Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter”
January 7 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
For more info, click here.
Events posted here are hosted by or sponsored by BRIDGE.