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18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Monday, January 20, 2020 23 Tevet 5780

8:30 AM - 11:00 AMSocial Hall

Watch video of Reverend Mariama's talk, thanks to Acton TV.

 

Renowned Social Justice Activist Reverend Mariama White-Hammond to speak at Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast program

Please join us for the 18th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., breakfast. This year we welcome Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, advocate for ecological and social justice, youth engagement, and spirit-filled organizing. Rev. White-Hammond's talk is entitled “From Hip Hop Activist to Just Transition Pastor: One Woman’s Journey to Live at the Intersections.” She will discuss her own journey, from teenage leader of Project HIP-HOP to preeminent climate justice activist and civil and human rights minister, and how it relates to the sacred and joyful work of tearing down silos — not only in the world, but in our communities and in our own hearts.

Rev. White-Hammond is the founding pastor of New Roots AME Church in Dorchester. She applies an intersectional lens to her ecological work, challenging folks to see the connections between immigration and climate change or the relationship between energy policy and economic justice.

This event is co-sponsored by Na’aseh (“we will act”) and CBE’s Racial Justice Working Group. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

More about Rev. Mariama White-Hammond

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond is an advocate for ecological & social justice, youth engagement, and Spirit-filled organizing. Rev. Mariama is the founding pastor of New Roots AME Church in Dorchester. New Roots is a multi-racial, multi-class community that is innovating new ways of being a church. Rev. Mariama is active in secular and interfaith justice efforts. In particular, she uses an intersectional lens in her ecological work, challenging folks to see the connections between immigration and climate change or the relationship between energy policy and economic justice. She is a fellow with the Green Justice Coalition which brings together 8 social/environmental justice groups from around Massachusetts. She speaks throughout the country and was the MC for both the 2017 Boston Women’s March and Boston People’s Climate Mobilization. As the former director of Project HIP-HOP, she used the arts as a tool to raise awareness for social issues. Rev. Mariama has received numerous awards including the Barr Fellowship, the Celtics Heroes Among Us, The Roxbury Founders Day Award and the Boston NAACP Image award. She was selected as one of the Grist 50 Fixers for 2019 and Sojourners 11 Women Shaping the Church.

Click these links for additional information:

https://grist.org/article/this-faith-leader-finds-the-common-ground-to-address-a-moral-emergency/,

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2017/08/20/mariama-white-hammond/

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