Happening nearby: Shoreline church to host speaker on racial justice after Ferguson Sunday evening

my newsA clergywoman who twice traveled to Ferguson, Mo., after the events of last year will speak Sunday evening at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church in Shoreline.

The Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister will speak on racial justice at 7 p.m. Sunday, followed by a question-and-answer period.

McCallister is associate conference minister for leadership development and congregational vitality in the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. She has developed a program on Sacred Conversations on Race and has made two trips to Ferguson. She speaks passionately about advocacy for marginalized communities.

Her presentation will include a first-person narrative about her two recent visits to Ferguson, along with work from Artists on the Ground, Millennial Activists United and activist Pamela Lightsey. She will describe various strategies for faith based civil disobedience and peaceful protesting in the face of injustice. This multi-media presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

The church invites everyone in the area, including youth and young adults to attend. The Richmond Beach Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is at the corner of Northwest Richmond Beach Road and 15th Avenue Northwest (1512 N.W. 195th St.) in Shoreline.

More information is available by calling the church at 206-542-7477 or sending an email: communitylife@rbccucc.org.

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