"Black Protest" The Pulpit To The Streets ~ Jennifer Jones AustinFri. Jun 11 AT 3:00 pm EST
Lawyer and social justice advocate Jennifer Jones Austin has re-released her father's book entitled "God in the Ghetto," which spells out his calling as a minister requiring the Christian church to observe and follow the biblical example to liberate blacks from oppression in America through peaceful, nonviolent black protest. Originally published in 1979, the ministry and message of the late Rev. Dr. William Augustus Jones, Jr. from the black protests of the 60's and 70's continues to resonate and serves as a powerful blueprint for freedom and justice today.
Jennifer Jones Austin is an author, lawyer and social justice advocate for low income individuals and families in New York City. Recently, New York City Mayor DeBlasio appointed Jennifer as the Chair of a commission to eradicate systemic and institutional racism in the city of New York. For over 20 years, Jennifer has served on many non-profit boards, and has held leadership positions in many organizations committed to social justice.
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Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Myers is an accomplished actor, jazz musician, filmmaker, writer, educator, and speaker. As a bi-racial man who is both black and white, Bill leverages his background, talents, and voice through creativity, compassion, and connection as activism for social justice to focus on uniting the divide and compelling change.
In a civic leadership capacity, he has served as President of the African American Jazz Caucus in NYC, member of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Committee, and served as President of the Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club. In addition to his Emmy Award, Bill has received many awards and notable commissions for his work including being commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an original work for Dr. Martin Luther King Day entitled “The Music, Martin & Me.”
Bill Myers seeks to encourage, enlighten, and empower others through the power of entertainment to affect social justice.
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