Join us for an afternoon of song, poetry, remembrance, and tribute to complement an exhibit of the historic events leading to the arm-in-arm march in Selma on March 15, 1965. This event celebrates the visions of Dr. King and Archbishop Iakovos and their compassion toward their respective communities that were subjected to brutal hate and racism in America. They walked together to protest the injustices and were united in God for the hope of national freedom.
High school poetry contest winners will recite their poems. Music will be provided by a Gospel Mass Choir from Eastminster Presbyterian Church and Kingdom Light Ministries International, under the direction of Nikki Porter; Joint Greek Choir under the direction of Nick Giannoukakis; and rapper Javon Howse (AKA "XXL"). Speakers include County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor Bill Peduto (invited), Pastor Paul Roberts, Rev. George Livanos, and Rev. Stelyios Muksuris.
Following the event is a reception honoring Florence L. Williams at 6pm.
This event is cosponsored by the African Heritage Room Committee and the Greek Room Committee of the Nationality Rooms Program at the University of Pittsburgh, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, and The American Hellenic Foundation of Western PA.
A flyer announcing the event is available here.