Panel to cover civil rights is­sues

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN - James Causey Mil­wau­kee Journal Sen­tinel USA TODAY NET­WORK – WIS­CON­SIN

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.

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