Unstuck: Reviving the Movement for Social Justice, Human Dignity, and the Environment

. January 24, 2013.

 

Activists, academics and the leaders of various faith-based communities are gathering to discuss the challenges that face our society, with topics ranging from the growth of social inequality to creating sustainable economic development. The keynote speakers for the event include internationally renowned preacher Reverend James Forbes, who will give the opening speech at 12:15pm, and social activist Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University, who will give the closing address at 4:15pm. Alongside other speakers including President of the United Auto Workers’  Bob King and Human Rights Lawyer Deborah Labelle, they will discuss how our traditions, practices and institutions can become tools for transformation and how we can build a movement that can overcome our “stuck” society. Brian Buckner and the Incarnation Choir and The Spirit Singing Band will provide musical interludes in-between speakers.

Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. 12:15pm. Michigan Theater, 603 Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org—GMK

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