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In This Place Speaker Series: Dr. James Lawson & the Future of Memphis

  • Clayborn Temple 294 Hernando Street Memphis, TN, 38126 United States (map)

Historic Clayborn Temple will host its final installment of the 2019 In This Place speaker series Friday, April 5, as a way to build relationships and have authentic conversations around restoration – as well as the social, racial and economic injustice that has plagued the city of Memphis.

This month, the organization welcomes Reverend Dr. James M. Lawson, Jr., civil rights activist and university professor, back to Clayborn Temple to engage Memphians in a conversation about the future of Memphis. As one of the most important strategists of the 20th century, Rev. Lawson will share the stories of his work, how it applies to Memphis today, and what communities can do to ensure a bright future for all across race, class and location.

Attendees will also engage in facilitated small group conversations about their own experiences and what they can do individually and collectively to work for an equitable Memphis.

The purpose of the In This Place series is to build relationships within the Memphis community and facilitate authentic conversations around restoration within the building, the city and beyond. This will mark the fourth event in the series, as Historic Clayborn Temple moves into the next phase of restoration.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is requested.