Friday, September 21, 2012

CBC Annual Legislative Conference – Communities of Faith in Progressive Politics

Chairman John Conyers Judiciary Braintrust: Advancing the Civil Rights Agenda

(DETROIT) – Tomorrow, Friday September 21st, Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) will be hosting a Judiciary Braintrust on Advancing the Civil Rights Agenda. The second braintrust panel will be discussing how the church has historically occupied a central role in the struggle for civil rights in the African-American community. Today, however, new institutions can offer both complimentary and competing visions for African-American politics, creating new opportunities for broadening participation. This braintrust will feature progressive leaders of faith who will discuss the continuing role of the Black Church and its ability to influence the direction of progressive movements.
WHAT:                 Judiciary Braintrust Panel on Communities of Faith in Progressive Politics

WHERE:               Washington Convention Center
                                Room 145-A
WHEN:                 Friday, September 21, 2012
                                1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHO:                   The Honorable John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)

                                Reverend Al Sharpton, President and Founder of the National Action Network

                                The Honorable Susan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State

Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony, Fellowship Chapel in Detroit, Michigan and President of the Detroit NAACP

                                Reverend Lennox Abrigo, Seventh Day New Covenant, Hyattsville, Maryland

                                Dr. Franklyn Richardson, Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, New York

                                Reverend Charles Williams, President of the Detroit Chapter of the National Action Network, Historic King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan

                                Reverend David Bullock, Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church and President of the Detroit Chapter of Rainbow-Push

                                Bishop Vashti McKenzie, 10th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

                                Reverend Juan Thomas, Esq. Chair of the Law & Religion Section of the National Bar Association

                                Reverend Timothy McDonald, First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

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