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MLK, Jr.: Beyond the Sound Bites

Monday, January 16 | 9am-5pm

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

Like most Americans, I grew up knowing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King by the sound bites.

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SELMA: Saturday, January 31st

Don’t miss this chance to see SELMA — the Oscar nominated film telling the story of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march and the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King (along with many others) to secure the right to vote. The unique opportunity to watch the film in community — followed by a panel discussion — is being sponsored by All Saints in collaboration with FAME (First African Methodist Episcopal) and other community partners.

ArcLight Pasadena |  Saturday, January 31 | 10:00 a.m.

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All Saints Church Statement on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Standing with Ferguson

“As we watch the news breaking from Ferguson, Missouri we recognize once again the harsh reality that structural racism is a given in our nation,” said Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena.

“Our prayers are with the people of Ferguson as they seek to express in nonviolent ways their insistence on justice. This challenge, issued by St. Louis Cathedral Dean Mike Kinman, is one we take as our own today: “It is up to us whether Ferguson and St. Louis will just be the identified patient for American racism or whether this will spark a national movement for transformation, a movement that will not end until all people are treated as beloved images of God.”

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Nat Read, Rector’s Forum, Jan. 19, 10:15

“Martin Luther King, Jr., A White Conservative’s Hero”

Pasadena author Nat Read grew up as a conservative in a Southern state. In the 1960 presidential election, he voted for Richard Nixon over John F. Kennedy. Yet he became totally committed to the Civil Rights movement and marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. In a multi-media presentation Read honors Dr. King’s heroic place in our country’s history in a continuing struggle for the rights of all people.

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COLORS Annual MLK Brunch, Sun. Jan. 19

The COLORS Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. brunch will be held Sun. Jan. 19 from 12:45–3:30 p.m. in the Forum.

We will screen a new documentary about the criminal justice system: Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration, and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. This film focuses on the concepts presented in Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow regarding the racism which has poisoned the system at all levels.

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