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“NIGHTMARES, DREAMS & MORAL IMAGINATION”
March 15, 2018 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
title: “NIGHTMARES, DREAMS & MORAL IMAGINATION” With Cornell William Brooks
description: INTERFAITH & INTERRACIAL DIALOGUE PROGRAM
Temple Sinai invites you to share an evening with Reverend Cornell William Brooks, former President and CEO of the NAACP, as he challenges people of faith to commit to creating a more tolerant and just society.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Welcome Reception at 6:15 PM)
SPONSORED BY THE SIMON HAFNER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION & THE FINE FOUNDATION IN HONOR OF RABBI JAMIE GIBSON’S 30 YEARS OF SERVICE AT TEMPLE SINAI
Event Advisory Committee: Rev. Liddy Barlow (Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania), Rev. Richard Freeman (Resurrection Baptist Church), Rabbi Jamie Gibson (Temple Sinai), Rev. Rodney Lyde (Baptist Temple Church of Homewood), Rev. De Neice Welch (Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church), and Rev. John Welch (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)
About Cornell William Brooks
Cornell William Brooks is a fourth-generation ordained minister, widely-experienced civil rights attorney, and national activist committed to prophetic social justice. Brooks serves as Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center, addressing both criminal justice and voting rights. He was recently named Visiting Professor of Social Ethics, Law and Justice Movements at Boston University, hosted by both the School of Theology and the School of Law. Brooks also serves as Visiting Fellow with the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, directing the program on campaigns and advocacy (Fall 2017) and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School (Spring 2018). He is a regular Contributor for CNN, providing analysis of public affairs, as well as social justice and ethics.
Brooks earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in political science from Jackson State University and a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, with a concentration in social ethics and systematic theology. After seminary, Brooks earned a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Member of the Yale Law and Policy Review. He held a judicial clerkship with then Chief Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While studying at Boston University as a Martin Luther King Scholar, Brooks was awarded both the Oxnam-Leibman Fellowship for outstanding scholarship and promoting racial harmony and the Jefferson Fellowship for outstanding scholarship and excellence in preaching. His national leadership has been recognized with hundreds of awards as well as honorary doctorates from Boston University, Saint Peter’s University, and Payne Theological Seminary.
start time: 7 PM
end date: 2018-03-15
end time: 9 PM
recurring event: No
event address: 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
event organizer: Temple Sinai
event website: https://www.templesinaipgh.org/nightmares-dreams-moral-imagination-cornell-william-brooks