Black and Jewish Clergy Across Georgia Join Together During Black History Month to Fight Against Anti-CRT Bills

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Austin Schuler, aschuler@faithinpubliclife.org, 540-280-3393


 

Black and Jewish Clergy Across Georgia Join Together During Black History Month to Fight Against Anti-CRT Bills


 

Atlanta, GA- On Tuesday, February 15, at 1 p.m., Black and Jewish clergy from across the state of Georgia will come together virtually to condemn statehouse bills HB 1084, HB 888, SB 377 and SB 266. The bills have emerged in the Georgia legislature in an attempt to punish or ban the teaching aspects of Georgia’s history from banning books to controlling how teachers are permitted to teach. These Republican-led bills are an attempt to gain headlines and scare educators in the state. 

 

WHAT:

Press Conference with Black and Jewish Clergy Across Georgia to Protest Anti-CRT Bills

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 15th at 1 p.m.

 

WHERE:

 

Zoom - Register Here 

 

WHO:

Bishop Reginald Jackson, Presiding Prelate, 6th Episcopal District AME Church Georgia, Atlanta

 

Rev. Thurmond Tillman, Pastor, First African Baptist Church, Savannah 

 

Rabbi Lydia Medwin, Director of Congregational Engagement and Outreach, The Temple, Atlanta

 

Rev. Fer-Rell Malone, Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, CEO FRESH Communities, Waycross 

 

Min Shavonne Williams, Organizing Ambassador, Faith in Public Life, Augusta

 

Elder Willie Wiley, Pastor, Vanderhorst CME Church, Presiding Elder Augusta-Sparta District CME Church, Thomson


 

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