Make plans to attend "Reconciliation: A Personal Journey" on Thursday, Sept. 27, a JFP "Race, Religion & Society Forum," co-sponsored by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. The panel discussion at Millsaps College will feature Pastor Shirley Beach (the cousin of James Ford Seale), Bishop Stanley B. Searcy Sr. and Pastor Doris Norman of Natchez, who were featured in the June 27 JFP story "We Are Family: A Klan Girl Fans a Different Flame." Joining the panel are Deborah Posey of the Philadelphia Coalition, which called for the prosecution of Edgar Ray Killen, and Dolphus Weary, head of Mission Mississippi, a group that urges people of different races to worship together. JFP editor Donna Ladd will moderate the forum. Local art will go on sale/display at 5 p.m. in the Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall (#16 on map) at Millsaps College, and the forum will run from 5:30-7 p.m. Stay for light refreshment and fellowship until 8 p.m. Free admission. For more info or to submit art for display, call Ronni Mott at 601-362-6121.
Artists include Tony Davenport, Nathan Bruce, George Miles and Shambé Jones.
To get to Millsaps, follow this map.
The Ford Academic Complex is No. 16 on this map. Turn west off State Street onto Park, go a block or so, then turn into gated parking lot under building to the right, which is the Ford Center. Turn elevator upstairs.
I'm sorry I cannot attend, as I have a prior committment in Vicksburg Thursday evening, but this looks like a wonderful gathering...lots of interesting speakers and artists. Thanks for all who are putting this together, these kinds of events create healing and empowerment in our community.
The forum last night was wonderful! Pastor Doris Norman was a crowd favorite. :-)
Can't wait for the next one.