April 26-27 – A Legacy Toward Community
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Madison
In search of common ground, deeper relationships & non-violent political action in the face of social, racial, class divisions? Check out this April event at Upper House in Madison. WCC Executive Director Kerri Parker will be a breakout session facilitator along with other community members.
Howard Thurman was a philosopher and theologian who helped shape the twentieth century through his vision of social justice, rooted in the requirements of reconciliation and love, and in his mentoring of Civil Rights leaders like James Farmer, Vernon Jordan, and Martin Luther King Jr. Thurman worked, theoretically and practically, in search of common ground by deepening relationships and promoting non-violent political action in the face of stark social, racial, and class divisions. Today, his message is as relevant as ever, Upper House is hosting a dynamic two day-conference that reanimates Thurman’s remarkable contribution, through lectures, breakout discussions, and times of contemplative reflection. As Thurman wrote, “the human spirit cannot abide the enforced loneliness of isolation.”
To learn more and register, visit www.howardthurman.org
Sunday, April 29 – Interfaith March for Peace and Justice
Catholic Multicultural Center, Madison
Please join Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice for our Interfaith March for Peace and Justice! This March, part of a nation-wide event, will celebrate the diversity and lift up the unity of our faith communities, as we affirm religious freedom and condemn all acts of violence and harassment against people based on race, color, beliefs, or place of origin. We gather at 3:15 at the Catholic Multicultural Center. Kick-off will be at 3:30 with a charge from local faith leaders. From there we will march in a circuit on South Park Street, ending back at the Catholic Multicultural Center for food, music, words of inspiration from community leaders, and a chance to meet new people and make connections! Click here for information from the national organizers.