Temple Beth Emunah’s Brotherhood and Messiah Baptist Church in conjunction with area Churches and Eastern Bank, invites everyone to join us at the 20th annual free luncheon to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 17, at 12:15 PM. The Keynote Speaker will be Rev. Irene Monroe.
“Sometimes a sheep can stray from the flock” is how Rev. Irene Monroe refers to Bayard Rustin. Come learn the story of Mr. Rustin at Messiah Baptist Church, 80 Legion Parkway, Brockton, MA 02301.
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Buffet Lunch 12:15-1:15 in Harris Hall, Program 1:30 PM in Sanctuary
Rev. Irene Monroe is described in O, the Oprah Magazine, as “a phenomenal woman who has succeeded against all odds.”
Monroe’s a Public Theologian appears weekly on Boston Public Radio’s Monday feature “All Revved Up!” A frequent guest on New England Cable Network News, Monroe is also an Opinion writer for the Boston Globe, a Huffington Post blogger and a syndicated religion columnist.
Monroe stated that her “columns are an interdisciplinary approach drawing on critical race theory, African American, queer and religious studies. As a religion columnist she tries to inform the public of the role religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Because homophobia is both a hatred of the “other ” and it’s usually acted upon ‘in the name of religion,” by reporting religion in the news I aim to highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism and anti-Semitism.”
As an activist Monroe has received numerous awards. She appears in the film For the Bible Tells Me So and was profiled in the Gay Pride episode of In the Life, an Emmy-nominated segment. She received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching several times.
Event Location: Messiah Baptist Church
80 Legion Parkway, Brockton, MA, 02301