Interfaith Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Sunday, January 14, 2018 • 27 Tevet 5778

9:30 AM - 12:30 PMChurch of the Brethren and Brent Elementary School

Join us for our second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend Celebration!  We have invited local Muslim communities to join us for interfaith dialogue, learning from Jewish and Muslim change-makers, and making sandwiches to feed people in need.  This will take place on Sunday, January 14th from 9:30 am-12:30 pm -- see below for location and timeline, and please sign up to bring snacks and sandwich-making supplies here.

 

Logistical Info for MLK Day Celebration:

9:30 am: Interfaith Dialogue and Activities

We'll begin with break-out sessions at the following locations:

-Adults (without children 6th grade and under) at Washington City Church of the Brethren.

-Teens (seventh grade and up) at Brent Elementary School.

-PreK, K, and their parents at Brent Elementary School.

-1st and 2nd graders and their parents Brent Elementary School.

-3rd and 4th graders and their parents at Washington City Church of the Brethren.

-5th and 6th graders and their parents at Washington City Church of the Brethren.

Brent Elementary School can be found at 301 North Carolina Ave SE, and the Washington City Church of the Brethren can be found at 337 North Carolina Ave SE -- they're right next door to one another.

10:30 am -- Speaker Sessions

All will gather in Washington City Church of the Brethren's Fellowship Hall, where we'll hear from Jewish and Muslim speakers on their social action work.

-Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, the founder of the Safe Nation Collaborative, and the author of "Adnan's Story," as well as the first person to take Adnan Syed's case to Serial.

-Mehreen Farooq is vice president and senior fellow at the World Organization for Resource Development and Education and works to combat violent extremism.

-Brett Parson is a lieutenant with the Special Liaison Branch of the DC Police.

-Aaron Shneyer is the founder and executive director of Heartbeat, a nonprofit social enterprise using music to empower Israeli and Palestinian youth to transform conflict.

 11:15 am Service Project

We'll make sandwiches together to donate to Capitol Hill Group Ministry, an organization that supports our neighbors in need.

-PreK and K will decorate sandwich bags in the Sara Garber Room, next door to the Fellowship Hall.

-Everybody else will help put tables out and make sandwiches in the Fellowship Hall.

12 pm -- Clean Up & Informal Gathering

12:30 pm -- See you later!

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