The Cobb SCLC Chapter, with the support of the Cobb Immigrant Alliance, Cobb United for Change Coalition, and other organizations, is hosting as part of its REV. DWIGHT GRAVES SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINARS Series, a panel discussion and community forum on Dr. King’s last book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community”, to be held, Thursday, April 17th, 7 pm, at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Dr SW, Mableton, GA 30126.
The panelists will be Cobb County Commissioner Lisa Cupid; Dr.Lawrence M. Schall, J.D., Ed.D, President of Oglethorpe University; Rev. Sam Mosteller, SCLC State President; America Gruner, Exec.Director, CLILA-Coalition of Latino Leaders.
Dr. Ben Williams, Cobb SCLC Chapter President, stated : “Our distinguished panelists will present perspectives on the topic “Where Do We Go From Here: Creating the Beloved Community in Cobb County” based on Dr. King’s astute observations and recommendations in his last book , most of which are as applicable now as when the book was penned in the 60’s. The REV. DWIGHT GRAVES SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINARS, sponsored by the Cobb SCLC Chapter, engage community partners in action-oriented dialogue, responding to human needs in seven key areas of service: Healing, Feeding, Housing, Earning, Learning, Living, Giving.”
Rich Pellegrino, Cobb Immigrant Alliance Director and Cobb United for Change Coalition member, stated: “This panel discussion and forum will provide community members the opportunity to dialogue on this theme of community building, and we hope to kick off a series of home-based study circles and ongoing panel discussions and community forums on the topic, encouraging a diversity of perspectives and support for concrete community building and development actions, some of which are already under way. Through its diversity and recent history of people working together across all racial, cultural, and political barriers, Cobb County has the foundation already built for the “beloved community” for which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provided the vision and blueprint. We simply need more workers, from all backgrounds, to join in and help us build upon this foundation.”
The public is invited to attend and participate in this event.