A Conversation With Rev. Gil Caldwell

Gil caldwellThe Southwest Texas MFSA Chapter and the Saint John’s UMC Risk-taking Mission and Service team invite you to attend “A Conversation with Rev. Gil Caldwell” on Saturday, February 9, at 12:30-2:30 p.m., in the Great Hall (lunch provided).  Rev. Caldwell is a retired United Methodist Minister and a 1951 graduate of Austin’s Anderson High School. He is a long-time activist in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Selma to Montgomery March, the March on Washington, D.C., and the March in Boston against school segregation.  Rev. Caldwell will share his insights on the topic of “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” (MLK): Racism, Sexism, and Heterosexism.

As an introduction to our conversation, Rev. Caldwell writes, “My hope is that ours will be an environment of candor, reflection, weaving together the diverse fabrics of our distinctive journeys shaped by race, gender, sexual orientation, spirituality, politics, etc.  The “gridlock” of these moments, I believe, calls for some “radical bridging” between and among those who have different opinions and perspectives.  One of the limitations of the Civil Rights Movement of which I was a participant was that we allowed our focus on racism to so consume us that issues of sexism and heterosexism were far down on our lists, if they were on our lists at all.  And, I want to hear from you; what doth God expect from us re; economic and educational classism? “

Please join us for lunch and an important conversation with Rev. Caldwell.  Contact Janice Curry at jlcurry@austin.rr.com to confirm your attendance.

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