Chapter Meeting in April Features Rev. Hannah Bonner
April 12, 2016 — Rio Texas MFSA
The Rio Texas Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action will continue its focus on Racism/White Privilege at its meeting on Thursday, April 14 at Saint John’s UMC, 2140 Allandale Road. Our speaker will be Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner, who serves on staff at St. John’s UMC in Houston.
Since July 2015, Rev. Bonner held vigil in solidarity with Sandra Bland, who died that month in the Waller County (TX) Jail. Very recently, Sandra Bland’s sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho inducted Rev. Bonner as an Honorary Member. And WomanPreach! Inc. honored her with the Parthia Hall Justice Award “to a woman minister whose prophetic voice has been obvious and effective in the public arena.”
Rev. Bonner’s current witness is focused on her role as Curator of The Shout, a spoken word poetry focused arts and justice movement, which “has as its goal nothing less than the cultivation of a community of diverse people committed to transforming our world.”
Snacks and mingling begin at 6:30p, followed by the program at 7:00. Bring friends of any (or no) faith tradition. We hope to see you there!