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ESTHER 2020 Annual Celebration

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Sunday, November 1, 2020 (All day)

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ESTHER’s 2020 Virtual Celebration

17th Annual Gathering

Sunday, November 1

 This year’s celebration will feature Rev. Traci Blackmon as keynote speaker. 

“Until the lion tells the story, the hunter will always be the hero.” West African Proverb 

Rev Traci BlackmonRev. Blackmon is the Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ, three miles from Ferguson, Missouri. She was a registered nurse for 25 years prior to becoming an ordained minister. As a featured voice on many regional, national, and international platforms, Rev. Blackmon’s life work focuses on communal resistance to systemic injustice. Her response in Ferguson to the killing of Michael Brown resulted in national and international recognition, gaining her audiences at the White House, the Carter Center, and the Vatican. She co-authored the White Privilege curriculum for the UCC and toured the nation with Rev. Dr. William Barber of Repairers of the Breech and Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus, proclaiming the need for a Moral Revival in the nations.

“I speak for the lions. And we are many!” Rev. Traci Blackmon

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