The Speaker series is organized around the following quote from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The series will take place online, Monday nights at 7 p.m. A link to the program will be provided after registration. We hope you will join us for all of these programs. If you need more information please contact us, Dana Connell and Laura Connell, RJC Co-Chairs.
Dana Connell, Co-Chair Racial Justice Committee
Rev. Scott Onqué
April 19 The first program during Earth Week is called “Environmental Justice: Connecting the Dots.” This event is co-sponsored by Kenilworth Union’s Green Team and Racial Justice Committee (RJC) and features speakers from Faith in Place—which works with houses of worship across Illinois to promote environmental stewardship. Our speakers will be Veronica Kyle and Pastor Scott Onqué and they will discuss the history of the environmental justice movement, recent examples of environmental injustice, and how we may work together toward a healthier environment for all. Register for Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
DeKevious M. Wilson
April 26 The second program is called “Engaging with a Spirit of Repair.” In his letter to the White community of Birmingham Dr. King declares that now is the time for action against social, legal, economic and personal racism, both intended and unintended. Almost 60 years after that speech we will discuss the challenges still faced by the youth in the African-American community and what we can do. Through the participation of one of our benevolent organizations, Youth Guidance, and members of our church involved in the organization we will discuss how we can work to help repair issues in our community. Register for Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
William A. Evertsberg
May 10 The third program will focus directly on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Bill Evertsberg will lead a discussion of this famous letter, and what it can mean for us today. Excerpts of the Letter, and a link to the Letter in its entirety, can be found in the RJC website.
Register for Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m.