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Black History Month Read-In

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

United Church of Chapel Hill (UCCH) invites you to a special event celebrating Black culture! Members and special guests will read a passage or poem from one of their favorite Black writers. Special guest readers include Aaron Keck (WCHL 97.9 Radio Host), Lydia Lavelle (UCCH member and Carrboro Mayor), Laurie Paolicelli (Director of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Visitors Center), Anna Richards (president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP), Latarndra Strong (Hate-Free Schools Coalition), and Ted Shaw (UNC Distinguished Law professor and Director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights). UCCH is a member congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. The UCC is “a church of firsts” including being the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American. UCC was in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement. UCC is also a church that practices inclusion and radical hospitality with its campaign that “God is still speaking.” Join us for night of food, fellowship, and tribute to Black literature! Co-Hosts Fred Joiner, Soteria Shepperson, Deborah Stroman, and Senior Pastor Cameron Barr.


February 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Fellowship Hall