MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST WITH SPEAKER SHERYLL CASHIN

“A Case for Reparations from the Faith Perspective”

The second of two events honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When:                 Monday, January 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

Where:              First Presbyterian Church

3231 Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18104

Speaker:             Sheryll Cashin, “A Case for Reparations from the Faith Perspective”

Cost:                     $25 per person

Register:             https://secure.qgiv.com/for/mlkib

The Lehigh Conference of Churches invites the Lehigh Valley community to the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Monday, January 20 at 9:00 a.m. The theme is “A Case for Reparations from the Faith Perspective” with featured speaker Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Shortly before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech in Eutaw, Alabama where he outlined the social and economic reality of black people in America. King pointed out that while the nation refused to give black people any land during Reconstruction, the government gave millions of acres of land in the West and Midwest to white peasants from Europe. In addition this this, newly built land-grant colleges were formed, teaching these white people how to farm. These people were also provided access to low interest loans to mechanize their farms.

Reparations, according to Ta-Naheshi Coates, is an important consideration for African-American people given the history and experience with the debilitating impact of the Atlantic slave trade, the devastation of Jim Crow segregation and the strategic targeting of African Americans for economic exploitation.

Please join us for prayer, breakfast, fellowship, and a discussion to honor the life of Dr. King. $25 per person. To learn more and to register visitwww.lehighchurches.org/eventorhttps://secure.qgiv.com/for/mlkib

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