McCormick Welcomes Dr. Maulana Karenga

02-07-2013 by

M. Edwards
McCormick’s Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies and the This Far by Faith on Campus & Cultural Center of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) present Dr. Maulana Karenga.

Unable to attend? Click here to view the video of the keynote, respondent panel, and Q/A period.

Dr. Maulana Karenga is the Professor and Chair of Africana Studies, California State University (creator of Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba, co-founder of the National Black HIV Strategy Alliance and author). He will be speaking at an Interfaith Candle Light Memorial Meeting in honor of the 13th National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and Black History Month. Events will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., at McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Avenue in Chicago. 

The evening will include a keynote address, “Cherishing and Choosing Life: Black Ethical and Cultural Engagement with the Issues of HIV/AIDS,” by Dr. Karenga, a respondents’ panel including Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis, Director, Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies, McCormick Theological Seminary; Mr. Farrad Muhammad, Nation of Islam; Staff Member, Center for Black Diaspora, DePaul University; Mr. Tony Wafford, President and CEO, I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center, Co-founder, National Black HIV Strategy Alliance and the panel moderator Deacon Myrtis Brown, St. Stephen Lutheran Church-ELCA, Clinical Lecturer, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago and a question and answer period.

Event co-sponsors include the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO); “New” Reformation Lutheran Church- Kwanzaa Productions and Parish Nurses Ministries (ELCA); and the Swahili Institute Chicago.