Brewed Awakening: Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Rabbi's Journey

Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:00 pm
Location: 
Fermanian Business Center

Martin Luther King, Jr: A Rabbi’s Journey

Speaker: Rabbi Ben Kamin, founder of ‘Reconciliation: the Synagogue without Walls’

 Join us at 7 p.m., with coffee at 6:30 p.m.

After over thirty years in high-profile and senior synagogue and agency positions, the publication of several books and hundreds of spiritually- and community-based Op-ed and magazine pieces, Rabbi Ben Kamin’s eighth book is ROOM 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel. Continuing his work as a scholar and writer on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement generally, Ben Kamin has now completed the first-ever chronicle of the hard-fought and bitter effort to save the Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Dr. King, from decay and foreclosure and its transition into the now flourishing National Civil Rights Meseum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.  Rabbi Kamin will be sharing about his life and ongoing work for reconciliation.

Brewed Awakening happens throughout the semester, featuring speakers concerned with pressing contemporary social issues around the globe and around the corner. They present ideas for engaging these issues with hopeful alternatives. All speakers are encouraged to reflect on the relationship between their passion for justice, their actions, and their faith.