Mid-South Peace & Justice Center To Celebrate 33 Years


Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
  • Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center's (MSPJC) 33rd anniversary gala will feature the Rev.Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, an author, documentary filmmaker, and pastor who, most recently, worked on the ground in Ferguson on behalf of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the country’s oldest interfaith peace organization.

"Living the Legacy of Nonviolence" is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m. at First Congreg ational Church, where the MSPJC's offices were located for years until their recent move to a space on Southern Avenue. Besides keynote speaker Sekou, the program will also feature entertainment by Barbara J Lester, the Memphis Drum Tribe, JazzEcclecticFolk featuring legendary recording artists Carla Thomas and Khari Wynn, and dance performances by Chris Reeder, Abigail Little, and hoopers from Co-Motion Studio.

A meal made with locally grown food will be provided by Just for Lunch. Tickets are $30 for the banquet. Or those who only want to come for the program can skip the meal and come at 7 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation for that, but no one will be turned away if they can't pay. 

“We want this night to not only be a night of reflection for all of us in the movement but also to celebrate how far we have come and set the course for the future," said Brad Watkins, MSPJC executive director.

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