PEACE LEARNING CENTER’S
19th ANNUAL MLK COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
Past, Present, & Future: A Journey of Racial Justice
CELEBRATING THE LIFE & LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Tiffany Tibbot-Talbert!
Saturday, January 14, 2017
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Christian Theological Seminary
1000 West 42nd Street
Located between Butler University and the Indianapolis Museum of Art
FREE and open to the public
No registration required
Lunch is included (Donations welcomed!)
A great family event
- Opening Ceremony
- Community Fair – 11-2:30 pm: Featuring more than 30 local nonprofit organizations offering resources and service opportunities – open throughout the building and for the entire event. Are you a nonprofit interested in tabling? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leah Gunning Francis is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Gunning Francis is also the author of book Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community (Chalice Press, 2015). She interviewed more than two dozen clergy and young activists who were actively involved in the movement for racial justice in Ferguson and beyond. Dr. Gunning Francis researched and wrote Ferguson and Faith while serving as the Associate Dean for Contextual Education and Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.Ferguson and Faith is a collection of stories of courage and hope. Dr. Gunning Francis gleaned from these stories seeds of possibilities that, if nurtured, could serve us well into the future. These are the stories that were rarely imaged on television, yet they are integral to the fight for justice in Ferguson and resonate with the struggle for human dignity around the country.
- Featured Entertainment: Freetown Village Singers will present an interactive collection of traditional folk songs and Negro spirituals. The Singers sing and interpret the meanings of many songs sung during religious gatherings, work, and leisure time from over a hundred years ago. Dressed in period clothing and singing a cappella, the singers provide a living experience in African American history.
- Power of Peace Award and Closing Ceremony – Nominate a person or group here.
- Plus: Performances, Music, Drumming, Art Workshops, Family Yoga, Zumba, Poetry, and more!
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