Civil rights leader challenges Chattanooga to continue fighting for liberation
Staff photo by Tim Barber/ The singing group Visions, led by Ida E. Johnson, right, performs a spirited song, "I Am Blessed," Saturday morning during the Rev. Dr. Marktin Luther King Jr. Celebration Prayer Breakfast at the Greater Tucker Baptist Church in Brainerd. Singer's from left are, Tara Daniels, D'Toria Elder, Enoushall Kilgore Kristina Elder and Johnson.
A Brave Space with Dr. MeeksDr. Catherine Meek'sA Brave Space with Dr. Meeks will support the work of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in its mission of creating brave space where the truth can be told. The sessions will explore various topics that address the intersections between slavery, lynching, the prison industrial complex, the death penalty and 21st-century police killings and the ways in which these issues prohibit racial healing in America. There will be a wide variety of guests who will assist the host and Absalom Jones CenterDirector in engaging the crucial topic of racial healing from their wide range of experiences as resistors to racism and in seeking racial healing.
2019 AJCRH JUSTICE PILGRIMAGE
The Center for Racial Healing is an inter-generational, faith-based organization
providing curriculum, activities and experiences to all participants to engage their heads
and their hearts in the daily work of dismantling personal
prejudice and ending systemic racism.
OUR MISSION to prove tools and experiences that allow faith communities - and the larger community of individuals - to engage in dismantling racism through prayer, dialogue, pilgrimage, and spiritual formation.
- Establish and promote a national model for dismantling racism
- Inspire faith and lay leaders to lead racial healing and reconciliation
A video about the work and the Center. (2018)
A welcome video from Executive Director Dr. Catherine Meeks. (2018)