Join Reza Rites TODAY, 4 PM, at Roots in Providence: “Wealth Disparities and Dr. King’s Dream”

15 Jan

Join me, Isis Storm co-founder Reza Clifton, to honor and recognize the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. TODAY from 4:00-6:30 PM at Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster Street in Downtown Providence.  I’ll be MC’ing (hosting) and moderating the event and panel, and I look forward to the discussions and keynote speaker.  However, I’d love to have your voice and contributions at the event and there will be plenty of time for audience participation, so please plan to join us! – Reza Rites 

(PROVIDENCE, RI) On Sunday, January 15th, from 4:00pm-6:30pm (registration begins at 3:30pm) at the Roots Cultural Center located at 276 Westminster St., the RI Civil Rights Roundtable will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday with a free event on how economic disparities affect our communities. The forum continues Dr. King’s work near the end of his lifetime of leadership, focused on the economics of discrimination. Noted speaker and author, Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones of Andover Newton Theological School will open and close this event.

The event will also host a panel of speakers including Rev. Joyce Penfield, Director/Founder of The Blessing Way, Keila Rodriguez, founder of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church’s StepUp Program and Dr. Warren Simmons of Brown University, Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, with Moderator Reza Clifton.

A Networking Reception will follow the program, with birthday cake, music, and refreshments.

More info here on Facebook.

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