Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at AMBS
We Shall Overcome: Local leaders address racism, poverty and violence in our communities
January 20, 2014 — 2–4 p.m.
AMBS Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount
3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, Ind.
During this free event, guests will hear from regional leaders from Eklhart, Goshen and South Bend as they speak on the tough issues that persist in our neighborhoods in spite of the profound legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and the significant accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement.
In addition to the presentations, People’s History of Elkhart will present the ‘Drum Major for Justice’ Lifetime Achievement Award and ‘Jericho Road Award’ for Transformative Change to local recipients.
Light refreshments and community dialogue coordinated by ICUR and People's History of Elkhart will follow the award and panel presentations.
Read more about each speaker.
Apostle Willie Coates, Jr.
Co-organizer, Empowerment Saturdays, South Bend, Ind.
Host, The Urban Voice on WUBS 89.7 FM
Gilberto Perez, Jr.
Associate Professor of Social Work, Goshen College, Goshen, Ind.
President and CEO, Bienvenido Community Solutions
Rev. Jennifer Tinsley
Pastor, St. James AME Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Vice president, Elkhart Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
For more information
Student Assistant, ICUR
AMBS Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism team
A committee of faculty, administrators, staff and students that assists AMBS in its strategic priority of undoing racism and building intercultural competence throughout the institution.
People's History of Elkhart
A grassroots group dedicated to sharing story, study, and strategy to build relationships across historic divisions and strengthen the growing movement to end poverty.