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2024 Interfaith Justice Series

2024 Interfaith Justice Alliance Series
Uniting for Public Safety

The Interfaith Justice Series is a combined effort of St. Hilary Parish, Faith Lutheran Church, New Hope Baptist Church, Temple Israel, and Prince of Peace Baptist Church, and is intended to engage, educate, and empower participants on social issues that are present in our country today. This year’s theme is Uniting for Public Safety.

Wednesday, February 21 – Faith Lutheran Church
The Law: Legal and Social Environment
Speakers: Martin H. Belsky, former University of Akron Law Dean
Bernard Smith, former Assistant United States Attorney

Wednesday, February 28 – Temple Israel
Local Public Safety Initiatives
Speakers: Representative from Citizens Police Oversight Board
Representative from Office of Mayor Shammas Malik (TBA)

Wednesday, March 6 – New Hope Baptist Church
Safer Communities Through Mentoring
Speakers: Dads on Duty – Russel Neal; Inner City Soccer Club – Dele Olabisi

Wednesday, March 13 – St. Hilary Church
Public Safety: How Schools Strive to Be Safe
Speakers: LaCresia Beecher – principal at Buchtel Community Learning Center
LaShawna Grimes – teacher at Buchtel Community Learning Center
LaMonica Davis – principal at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center
Denise Williams – teacher at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center
Jennifer Woodman – principal at St. Hilary School

Wednesday, March 20 – Prince of Peace Baptist Church
The Voices of Youth: A Cry for Safety
Speakers: a panel of young people

Evening Schedule:

5:45-6 p.m. – Registration
6-6:45 p.m.. – Shared Meal
7-7:30 p.m. – Worship
7:30-8 p.m. – Presentation
8-8:45 p.m. – Table discussions

**Each session will be livestreamed.