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HERE at FPCA  Lunch & Learn Monday, Jan. 15 “Why are all the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations on Race” 

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, and educator who has conducted research and written books on the topic of race, focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. Tatum served from 2002 to 2015 as the ninth president of Spelman College, the oldest historically black women’s college in the United States.  

Standing Up by Sitting Down: Asheville Activists Who Sparked a Revolution
Join us for the 8th Annual Kenilworth Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taking place Monday, January 15th at Kenilworth Presbyterian.

Community potluck from 5:30-6:30pm in Kenilworth Center, 4 Chiles Ave. (directly behind church) followed by the program which will begin at 6:30pm in the Church Sanctuary.  This year, the evening’s topic is: “Standing up by Sitting Down: Asheville Activists Who Sparked a Revolution.” We are honored to host lifetime civil rights activist Lewis Brandon as our keynote speaker. 

DJ Profe$$ah G. will be spinning great tunes and onsite childcare will be provided. Come out for food, fellowship and insight into a fascinating chapter in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina! “Given this country’s current racial climate, Mr. Brandon’s experiences are more relevant than ever before.” –Marvin Chambers.  For more information contact Katie Adams 828-273-3747/ 

UNC-A MLK Week Keynote - Michelle Alexander: The talk is free and open to everyone, with no tickets required, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center. 

Michelle Alexander, author of the best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will deliver the keynote address for the UNC Asheville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week.  Alexander’s The doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served. This event is presented by UNC Asheville with support from the Blue Ridge District of United Methodist Church.

The New Jim Crow “is simply unparalleled in its clear and penetrating treatment of the intersection of race and American politics and law,” says Patrick Bahls, professor of mathematics who directs UNC Asheville’s Honors Program and will moderate the audience Q&A at Alexander’s talk. “For the past four years, I've taught from this book in my senior seminar class, Cultivating Global Citizenship, and it never fails to leave a lasting mark,” says Bahls, who also is co-producing an off-campus dramatic reading of prison writings as part of the lead-up to Alexander’s talk.

Earlier Event: January 10
Grief Support Group
Later Event: January 10
 Epiphany of the Lord Worship Service