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Sunday Forum: “Building the Beloved Community” – VICPP James River Chapter


2022-01-23 09:30 2022-01-23 10:30 America/New_York Sunday Forum: “Building the Beloved Community” – VICPP James River Chapter

Presented by John Gregoire & Salim Khalfani “Building the Beloved Community” is the current focus of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP) – James River Chapter. Justice is the cornerstone for the Beloved Community. VICPP’s mission is to advocate for justice, whether it be racial, social, economic or environmental. It is laying the foundation for building the “Beloved Community.” BIO: John Gregoire graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a BS in Education. In 2015, he retired after working in education and in the business community. John became the James River Chapter leader with VICPP in 2018. His belief that justice must be the foundation for public policy is best described in the words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when he said: “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Our public policy must be based on love and produce the fruits of justice.   Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Salim Khalfani split his youth between his birth city and his parents’ hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, during the height of the civil rights movement. He graduated from Virginia Union University (VUU) with a History and Political Science degree, where he was exposed to major participants in the struggle, like Dick Gregory, Nikki Giovanni, and Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture, among others. Salim has worked for organizations such as the Richmond Peace Education Center, Virginia Association to Abolish the Death Penalty, the Virginia State Conference NAACP, Americans Resisting Minority and Ethnic Discrimination, and the Virginia Education Association. He has volunteered for the African Awareness Association, African Males Seminar, Richmond Crusade for Voters, and Black Leadership Roundtable. Salim was the host and producer of African Perspectives, the first live call-in television show on the Community Access Channel of (then) Continental Cable Network, which aired for seven years in Richmond and Henrico County. He was the host and producer of the “Let’s Get Busy” radio show on WCLM 1450 AM for more than a decade. Salim attends Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and is the father of two children. What: Online Sunday Morning Forum When: Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Where: to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82371824544?pwd=dzVLbXQ3d2F3UVliVWJ3SEkvZmQ0Zz09. Meeting ID: 823 7182 4544 Password: 022509 One tap mobile: +13017158592,,82371824544#,,1#,022509# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,82371824544#,,1#,022509# US (Chicago) Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kew9IZ1L1d Piqued your interest?  Visit Adult RE and Sunday Morning Forum for more info!

GUEST SPEAKER JOHN GREGOIRE. See Event Description for Zoom details.

Presented by
John Gregoire & Salim Khalfani

“Building the Beloved Community” is the current focus of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP) – James River Chapter. Justice is the cornerstone for the Beloved Community. VICPP’s mission is to advocate for justice, whether it be racial, social, economic or environmental. It is laying the foundation for building the “Beloved Community.”


BIO: John Gregoire graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a BS in Education. In 2015, he retired after working in education and in the business community. John became the James River Chapter leader with VICPP in 2018. His belief that justice must be the foundation for public policy is best described in the words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when he said: “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Our public policy must be based on love and produce the fruits of justice.

 

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Salim Khalfani split his youth between his birth city and his parents’ hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, during the height of the civil rights movement. He graduated from Virginia Union University (VUU) with a History and Political Science degree, where he was exposed to major participants in the struggle, like Dick Gregory, Nikki Giovanni, and Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture, among others. Salim has worked for organizations such as the Richmond Peace Education Center, Virginia Association to Abolish the Death Penalty, the Virginia State Conference NAACP, Americans Resisting Minority and Ethnic Discrimination, and the Virginia Education Association. He has volunteered for the African Awareness Association, African Males Seminar, Richmond Crusade for Voters, and Black Leadership Roundtable. Salim was the host and producer of African Perspectives, the first live call-in television show on the Community Access Channel of (then) Continental Cable Network, which aired for seven years in Richmond and Henrico County. He was the host and producer of the “Let’s Get Busy” radio show on WCLM 1450 AM for more than a decade. Salim attends Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and is the father of two children.

What: Online Sunday Morning Forum

When: Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where: to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82371824544?pwd=dzVLbXQ3d2F3UVliVWJ3SEkvZmQ0Zz09.

Meeting ID: 823 7182 4544
Password: 022509

One tap mobile:
+13017158592,,82371824544#,,1#,022509# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,82371824544#,,1#,022509# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location:
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kew9IZ1L1d

Piqued your interest?  Visit Adult RE and Sunday Morning Forum for more info!

The Schedule

9:30 am - 9:45 am Chalice Lighting & Welcome
9:45 am - 10:30 am Presentation & Dialogue
10:30 am - 10:30 am Chalice Extinguishing