Brown Bag with Mary Wade: Impact of the Trayvon Martin verdict on the mind, emotions and spirit of African Americans
Tuesday, February 4th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Metropolitan Building 5183
Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP Here
The Brown Bag discussion will focus on the impact of the Trayvon Martin verdict on the mind, emotions and spirit of African Americans. Regardless of politics, economic condition or social status the George Zimmerman verdict intensified the angst among African Americans. A sense of being under continuous attack, and a lack of protection from abuse by law-enforcement and the criminal justice system sears the spirit of the the community. Reading from the book, "Can You See Me Now?: Poems, Prayers and Songs for Trayvon Benjamin Martin" will serve as backdrop for the discussion.
Minister Dr. Mary L. Jones Wade has worked in many capacities. Her most interesting and loved position was the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Quaker United Nations Human Rights Representative where she covered the work of the Third Committee. Her major areas of focus were Southern Africa with an emphasis on Aparthied, Central America, and the UN Human Rights Covenants.
Mary has founded four additional organizations including the Family Unity Organization in Philadelphia and Dayton, Ohio; Light Messenger, Building Respect in Community (BRIC), The Thurman Group and Elevate Our Nation (EON) One Light Together We Are More are extensions of Light Messenger. Much of the work has been educational, spiritual and motivational.