Friday, January 8, 2010

“Examining Race in the ‘Post-Racial’ Society."

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The Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) will sponsor a Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17, 2010, at the Northminister Presbyterian Church, 1570 Chambers Road, Dellwood, Missouri. The Workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.

The subject of the Workshop will be “Examining Race and ‘Post-Racial’ Society”. Sylvester Brown, writer and former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will be the Workshop Leader.

Panalist for the Workshop/Discussion include:

Reena Hajat, Director of the Diversity Awareness Partnership; Redditt Hudson, former police officer and ACL –EM Program Associate; Dr. Van Vaughn, Missouri Baptist University expert in Cross-cultural Counseling; William Tate, Professor of Education in Arts and Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis; and Juvenile Court Judge Jimmy Edwards, Founder of Innovation Concept School.

Issues to be explored:
• What does the election of Barack Obama really mean?
• What happens to race-based opportunities in a post-racial society
• Strategies for empowering the economically poor, oppressed and disadvantaged
• What can individuals and communities do to address the education gap?
• What can be done about crime, disproportionate incarceration and recidivism?
• How close is the nation to achieving Dr. King’s “Dream?”

The Worship Celebration will take on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Brown will speak on “Defining A Racial Agenda in a ‘Post Racial’ Society.”

Admittance to the workshop and worship celebration is free to the public. A free-will offering will be received to support North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice. A Reception will follow the Worship Celebration.

The public is cordially invited to participate in all these free events.

The Celebration Weekend is sponsored by the Dismantling Racism and White Privilege Ministry Team of the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy.

For Immediate Release
Contact persons:
The Rev. Ben Martin
314 966-6674 or

The Rev. Carleton Stock
314-867-2881 or