The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the power of his philosophy in the world today; how injustice and moral outrage can energize, organize and mobilize communities for service and change. Register here. Hear from:
- Dr. Bernard LaFayette, a longtime civil rights activist and organizer, who played a leading role in organizing the Selma Voting Rights movement, worked with SNCC, SCLC and AFSC.
- Rev. Gerald Durley, former Dean of Clark Atlanta University, who has worked with Interfaith Power and Light, the Sierra Club, Eco-America, and many more organizations. Currently he is working to eradicate fluoride from toothpaste and drinking water, testifying before EPA on the clean power plan, and is assisting with Pope Frances’ upcoming visit to the United States.
- Kathy Kelly, American peace activist, pacifist and author, who is one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and currently a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. As part of peace team work in several countries, she has traveled to Iraq twenty-six times. Her recent travel has focused on Afghanistan and Gaza. She has been arrested more than sixty times at home and abroad.
Inspire 365: A Journey through the Black Experience
Since the mid-19th century, Black Americans have sought to ensure their culture's history is understood, celebrated, and incorporated into the larger narrative of American history. Inspire 365: A Journey through the Black Experience builds on the foundation of presenting and celebrating the legacy of Black Americans in America. Through introducing and discussing the historical concepts, Inspire 365 seeks to become a catalyst in motivating all people to recognize their power as leaders and use their gifts to impact society despite all barriers. The series is being offered by the Fayetteville Library and will be streamed at 5 p.m. CT.
This 4-week program utilizes the biographies of important yet little known figures in the Black Experience to connect the audience to larger historical concepts and practices such as: double consciousness, segregation, integration, slavery and resistance. For more information about the series visit the Foundations: Black History Education link at http://rncook02.wixsite.com/foundationsrc. The series moderator is Raven Cook. Raven will be offering a special session for the Charter for Compassion, sponsored with by our Education Institute on February 13, 8 a.m. PT. Register here. There is no need for you to have seen Raven's previsious sessions, though it would be helpful.
January 10: The Peculiar Institution - The discussion will explore the beginnings of slavery, examine where America began to make distinctions, and look at resistance methods to bondage.
January 17: Is Freedom Really Free? - The discussion will explore slavery and the Civil War, as well as post-Civil War challenges for Black Americans.
January 24: The Problem of the 20th Century: The Color Line - The discussion will examine the beginnings of Jim Crow, Harlem Heaven, Double V, and the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement.
January 31: Black Lives Have Mattered and Always Will - The discussion will explore the the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power and it's legacy, and the current issues facing America.
Women the World Over March on January 21. Join in the Building of a New Legacy
On January 21, 2017 Charter for Compassion members will stand and march in solidarity. The gathering in Washington, D.C. is termed the Million Women's March and in a mission statement related by organizers "women with their partners and children will gather for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country." Hundreds of supportive marches will be held in U.S. cities and countries throughout the world. Check this website to connect with the Washington, U.S. cities and international cities that are participating. Lend your support.
Charter Education Institute Offerings Starting
The Practice of Compassion: A Multifaith Guide
January 16 - February 23, 2017: A new e-course by Frank Rogers, Sally Taylor, Ted Falcon, Jamal Rahman, Philip Goldberg, and Thomas Moore. Read more and sign up here.