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Living Table slates speaker series

Posted on 24 April 2017 by calvin

Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 E. 40th St., is hosting a series of talks about how different cultures and religions inform people about seeking justice for all, titled “Loving Our Neighbors: A Speaker Series on Faith, Culture, and Justice.” The speaker series began in April and continues in May and June with the following Monday evening sessions; all are at 7pm.

May 1 – Antonia Alvarez from Asamblea De Derechos Civiles. La Asamblea is a faith-based organization that seeks to empower the Latino community by advocating for political change.

May 8 – Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs from Church of All Nations. Jacobs is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, a Native American tribe located in central Wisconsin and, among other things, he is a cultural facilitator in the Twin Cities and works to raise the public’s awareness of American Indian causes and injustices.

May 15 – Ker Yang. Yang has been a high school counselor for 16 years with the St. Paul Public Schools. His family came as refugees to the United States in 1981 when he was nine years old.

May 22 – Khalil Houri from the Northwest Islamic Community Center in Plymouth. The aim and purpose of NWICC is to serve the best interest of Muslims of Minnesota, particularly the Muslims living in the West and Northwest Metropolitan areas (Plymouth/Maple Grove and it’s neighboring communities).

June 5 – Imam Abdisalam Adam from the Islamic Civic Society of America. Abdisalam came to the United States in 1991 and worked as Arabic-English-Somali Translator in Virginia before moving to the Twin Cities in 1996. He is very active in the community as an advocate and educator.

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