Speaker: Black Faith & Civic Activism
Friday, September 18, 2015 <> 2pm-4pm <> Washington Convention Center Room 209A
Part of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Weekend
The Black Church has played a central role in civil rights since the founding of the United States. Black faith leaders have been at the forefront of each of the most significant social movements that have improved the lives of all Americans — from abolition to Jim Crow. Today’s civil rights agenda is multi-pronged and encompasses additional facets- ensuring law enforcement and judicial fairness, economic justice, and upholding human and constitutional rights for all. This session will bring together some of the preeminent Black clergy, faith leaders, and activists to discuss the role of today’s Black Church as leaders in the New Civil Rights movement for the 21st Century and beyond.