Black Lives Matter Town Hall Meeting


Friendship-West Baptist Church and our Social Justice Department invites you all to the “Black Lives and the Fullness Thereof: A Town-Hall Conversation on Poverty, Sexual Politics, and The Surveillance of Black Bodies” on October 25, 2016 from 7pm-9pm. This Town Hall Conversation is being sponsored by Friendship West Baptist Church, Brite Divinity School, and Columbia University. We are gathering to discuss how black communities might strategically respond to the epidemic of poverty and the overall devaluing of black lives in the city of Dallas, particularly the problem of child poverty within black communities.

Dallas has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the nation due to poor education, an absence of a living wage, predatory lending institutions and more. Moreover, black women and black LGBTQ persons are often disproportionately impacted by impoverishment in Dallas. The purpose of this Town-Hall Meeting is to gather clergy leaders, university leaders, activists, and political leaders to talk about strategic responses to the widespread structural injustices associated with black lives in Dallas. This Town Hall Meeting will provide a context out of which our community can “think together” about moving forward and we would like for you to be a part of this conversation.

We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Danielle Ayers at 972-228-5226 or [email protected]

Friendship-West Baptist Church 2020 W Wheatland Rd, Dallas, Texas 75232

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