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 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 email@example.com.