Sunday, February 11, 1:00 Yellow Springs Baha’i Center
Based on the Baha’i Faith’s vision of unity and oneness, this program focuses on the different ways that we can achieve unity through analyzing the lessons we have learned from African American history. Using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words as a springboard for discussion, we will explore vital connections between words and deeds in making the dream of unity come true.
Dr. Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis is a Miami University Professor Emerita of Linguistics, African American Studies and Women’s Studies. She is the author of several books and articles including: My Soul Is My Own: Oral Narratives of African American Women in the Professions, Unrelated Kin: Race and Gender in Women’s Personal Narratives, Lights of the Spirit: Historical Portraits of Black Bahá’is in North America (co-authored with Dr. Richard Thomas), and just published – Attorney for Racial Justice: The Story of Elise Austin. Dr. Etter-Lewis is a member of the West Chester, OH Bahá’i community.
The presentation is about 45 minutes followed by discussion. There will be a short devotional from 12:30 – 12:50. You are welcome to join one or both of the programs.
The Baha’i Center is located at 502 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs. (Blue house at the corner of Dayton and High St.)
Note: It’s best to park on Dayton St. and leave the driveway parking for those who find it difficult to walk.