To commemorate and continue the legacy of the civil rights movement, NSBC is hosting its fourth annual educational event in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We are excited to offer the following series of workshops. We will tell and re-tell stories of the life and work of Rev. Martin Luther, King, Jr. and delve deeper into what economic justice can look like in our own context.
January 19, 11:30 am: A Pastor’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage
A reflection by Rev. Michael Ware, English Language Pastor of NSBC
Pastor Michael will speak about his recent trip to Montgomery, Selma, and Tuskegee on a personal pilgrimage and fulfillment of a life-long dream to visit civil rights venues.
January 26, 11:30 am: “Martin Luther King, Jr, Puerto Rico, and Colonialism”
A presentation by Rev. Juan Ángel Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Spanish Language Pastor of NSBC
Pastor Juan will speak about his research on MLK’s work during his visits to Pastor Juan’s home country of Puerto Rico.
February 2, 11:30 am: “Towards a Fair Tax”
A presentation by Anna Gaebler, Economic Justice Organizer at ONE Northside
A progressive income tax could create new revenue each year that could be used for public education, social services, and homelessness prevention. Come learn about the Fair Tax and how you can play a role in your community in winning this crucial change for Illinois.
February 16, 11:30 am: “Economic Justice Simulation Game”
An interactive learning experience facilitated by Jay Larson and Sean Shell of NSBC
Managing money means making choices. There is seldom enough money available for all of the things we would like to have or do. This game will help you decide what is most important to you, with implications for resource management in churches and organizations.
February 23, 11:30 am: “Housing in Chicago: A City Divided”
A presentation by Natalie Moore, WBEZ's South Side Reporter, whose enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice and violence.
In her 2016 book, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation, using her own personal knowledge and experience in the city's South Side. Drawing on the lives of these communities, Natalie will help us explore the impact of Chicago's historic segregation, and the ongoing policies that keep the system intact.