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From THESE Roots: Multi-Ethnic Conversation

  • Christ United Methodist Church 3440 Shroyer Rd Kettering, OH, 45429 (map)

Mosaic Church presents, From THESE Roots, an evening conversation with Jane. Born in 1943 in Fort Gay, West Virginia, Mrs. Jane Powell experienced the gift and power of true community that helped propel her through the struggle for Civil Rights during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.  Hear Jane’s personal account of the bus ride with fellow students from Berea College in Kentucky to join in the Selma-Montgomery march of 1965.  Along with reflections on the challenges and opportunities of raising a family of 8 children in the late 20th century USA.  

What was family and community life really like in America for African Americans during the 1800-1900s?  Living in the tension of "free but not equal" caused stress for both Blacks and Whites living in post-slavery America.  How are we still living with some of the residual effects of racism and classism today?  How can we overcome these effects?  Dessert and conversation will be rich!  Contact carioehlenschlager@att.net  for more information.



Later Event: February 20
Dessert With The Pastors