Porch Talks 2019

Third Porch Talk on July 28th 
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle

July Speaker is confirmed

The Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle was our third speaker on July 28th.  Rev. McMickle is the retired President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and former Senior Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland.

Video recap of June’s Porch Talk

June Speaker Announcement

The second of our three talks focused on continuing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s call toward social justice takes place on June 23 at 4:00 pm. The speaker was  Rev. Dr. Mendle Adams a retired UCC pastor and a board member of Ohioans to Stop Executions.  

Joining Dr. Adams was  Elegie a Cleveland based vocal group. They are comprised of four young men: Brian Barron, Mist’a Craig, Michael Hives & Caleb A. Wright. The group performs all genres of music however Contemporary, Gospel and Choral music are the main staples.

May 2019 Porch Talk

Amanda D. King, Founder and Creative Director of Shooting Without Bullets started our Porch Talks for a Beloved Community series on Sunday May 19th. Continuing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message fifty-four years ago, Amanda spoke about the injustice experienced by black, brown, and other marginalized people in our country. “Everyone is entitled to love, resources, justice, and protection under the law.” She also encouraged us to be “creatively maladjusted to anything that does not align with a morally just and ethical society.”

On Monday evening, May 20, Ms. King and Kelsi Carter, Shooting Without Bullet’s Impact Director, joined members of the community in a Conversation on Beloved Community. It was an opportunity to find out more about their work with teens in Cleveland and share ways that those gathered could have an impact in their own communities.