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Activist to speak on faith, politics

3/12/2015, 6:12 a.m.
Activist and author the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou will share his experience protesting in Ferguson, Mo., and the role of ...

Activist and author the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou will share his experience protesting in Ferguson, Mo., and the role of faith in political activism 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1127 N. 28th St. in Richmond.

Rev. Sekou, a 2014 visiting scholar at the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, is the author of “urbansouls,” a collection of essays about at-risk youths in St. Louis, and “God, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy.”

Rev. Sekou was arrested twice during last year’s protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.

Local organizers and activists will join him in the discussion, “We Have Already Won: Ferguson, Faith and the Future of Democracy.”

The free event is organized by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of African American Studies.

Details: Email Evandra Catherine, director of community engagement at VCU’s Department of African American Studies, at ecatherine@vcu.edu.