August 21, 2020
Lakeshore Family – next week holds several powerful opportunities for education and engagement in the work of Public Witness. I hope you will consider participating in one or more of these events!
Join this international discussion on the connections between Black Lives Matter calls to defund the police and abolish the prison industrial complex and Palestinian calls to tear down all apartheid walls and free Palestine. I am the convener of the Bay Area World Without Walls Coalition, who is hosting this powerful webinar on Friday, August 28 at 10 a.m. PDT. You can register here or watch this live on the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church – Oakland facebook page.
Lakeshore has long been a partner congregation with the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America/Bautistas por la Paz. This year’s international virtual peace conference will take place on Saturday, August 29 at 2 pm. PDT. Peacemakers from across the Americas and beyond will come together to learn and worship and celebrate our work as peacemakers and justice seekers. Dr. Luis Rivera Pagan will be the keynote speaker. You can register here.
Lakeshore has been supporting Charles Joseph’s freedom campaign for the past year. Join this community forum on Sunday, August 30 at 2 p.m. to learn how Charles and many others are impacted by both immigration detention and mass incarceration, and how we can stop these systems of oppression. This event will also feature Charles’ musical talents and a short-film about Charles’ journey to freedom, of which we have been a part. Register here.