Panel to cover civil rights issues
During the civil rights movement in Milwaukee and across the nation, the faith community played a critical role in advancing social justice issues. Today, 50 years later, many of the problems they tried to address still persist.
What role is the faith community playing today? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is sponsoring a Nov. 16 panel discussion that will explore that question and related issues. The event is part of the 50-Year Ache series, supported by Aurora Health Care, which examines how far we have come since the open housing marches of 1967.
The panel includes the Rev. Timothy Kitzke, the vicar general for urban ministry for the Milwaukee Archdiocese; the Rev. Marilyn Miller, pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church and president of MICAH; the Rev. Walter Lanier, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church; Keisha Krumm, executive director of Common Ground; Janan Najeeb, president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition; and Rabbi Marc Berkson of Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun.
Kantara Souffrant, chair of the education committee for March on Milwaukee 50th, and Journal Sentinel columnist James E. Causey will moderate the panel. The event will be held at Messmer Saint Rose School, 514 N. 31st St., located south of W. Michigan St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Panel discussion with questions from the audience will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
To register go to: www.jsonline .com/50yearevent.