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      January 15, 2018

      Monday   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      123 Kenilworth Road
      Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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      "Standing Up by Sitting Down: Asheville Activists Who Sparked a Revolution."

      "Standing Up by Sitting Down:
      Asheville Activists Who Sparked a Revolution."
      Join us for the 8th Annual Kenilworth Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taking place Monday, January 15th at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church (123 Kenilworth Rd. Asheville, NC 28803). Community potluck from 5:30-6:30pm in Kenilworth Center,4 Chiles Ave. (directly behind church) followed by the program which will begin at 6:30pm in the Church Sanctuary.

      This year, the evening’s topic is: "Standing up by Sitting Down: Asheville Activists Who Sparked a Revolution". We are honored to host lifetime civil rights activist Lewis Brandon as our keynote speaker. Mr. Brandon is a native of Asheville and was the chief strategist in desegregating the lunch counters and movie theaters in Greensboro from 1960-1963. Mr. Brandon will discuss the Asheville/Greensboro civil rights connection and his legacy of activism that continues to this day. The evening will be hosted by Marvin Chambers a founding member of A.S.C.O.R.E. (Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality) and an icon of the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina.

      DJ Profe$$ah G. will be spinning great tunes and onsite childcare will be provided. Come out for food, fellowship and insight into a fascinating chapter in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina! “Given this country’s current racial climate, Mr. Brandon’s experiences are more relevant than ever before.” –Marvin Chambers

      For more information contact Katie Adams 828-273-3747
      kenilworthpresbyterianchurch@gmail.com

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Neighborhood | Politics & Activism

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