Interfaith and Intergenerational MLK Day of Action

Heschel and KingFollowing Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s 40th yahrtzeit and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Or Tzedek, Anshe Emet Synagogue and Bright Star Church  are excited to look to the memories of Rabbi Heschel and Dr. King as inspirations, and to be activated by their words to combat the interconnected issues of violence and education injustice today.
What: MLK Day of Action
Where: Bright Star Church, 735 East 44th Street
When: Monday, January 21, 10 am-2:30 pm
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IMG_0469On January 13, 2013, in preparation for the MLK Day of Action, Pastor Chris Harris, Rabbi David Russo, and Rebecca Katz facilitated an exciting, interfaith and intergenerational meeting of 30 people who will be leading workshops on January 21.  Through learning the ice breakers and text studies that will take place on MLK Day,  these youth and adults leaders  started to build relationships founded in a deep desire to create social justice in Chicago.

This upcoming Monday, our communities will again come together to watch the second Inauguration of President Barack Obama, discuss texts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. regarding education and violence, and participate in a workshop by Beyondmedia on the use of new media in social justice campaigns.

As Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” Join us in being inspired and activated by the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel to build new bridges between our two communities.

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