One of our partners, National Benevolent Association, recently commissioned a gathering of stories called “Injustice Anywhere,” after the death of Michael Brown in August 2014 on behalf of local Disciples seeking to respond to the crisis. From our vantage point, what’s meaningful about the film is the churches’ recognition that they needed to be in the community in the midst of the struggle rather than unconnected with their neighbors.
In solidarity with our friends at NBA who are seeking to help the faith community deepen its connection to its neighbors, the Oakland Peace Center is proud to co-host a screening of Injustice Anywhere followed by an interfaith panel discussing how spiritualities can contribute to the work of justice in the streets, in city hall, in our communities, and in our families.
Please join us on Monday, January 16, 2017
6pm-8pm in Fellowship Hall at the Oakland Peace Center (259 29th St., parking available around the corner at the back of the building on Fairmount)
PANELISTS CONFIRMED TO DATE:
Rev. Clarence Johnson, emcee (civil rights leader, pastor of Mills Grove Christian Church near Mills College)
Sabiha Basrai (Asians for Black Lives, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, Design Action Collective)
Mollie McKinnon Costello (Black Friday Fourteen, director of Alan Blueford Center for Justice)
one panelist yet to be confirmed
Thanks to our co-sponsors, the Reconciliation Committee of the Christian Church of Northern California-Nevada and the United Church of Christ in Northern California.