Third Thursday Lunch

Event details

  • October 19, 2017
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Hotel Louisville 120 W. Broadway
  • 502-458-1223

October 19: Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, “Building a Strong Village in Louisville”

Rashaad Abdur-Rahman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked for years in the field of child/family mental health services. He currently serves as Director of Mayor Fischer’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, formed to help create a city of safe neighborhoods, where everyone is supported, free of violence, and prepared for lifelong success. Rashaad believes deeply in the power of community and that, in order to foster a safe, healthy, and transformative society, we must work tirelessly to secure racial, economic, and social justice. Rashaad will talk about how we in Louisville can build a strong “village” and a safe and healthy community.

November 16: Rev. Joe Phelps, Highland Baptist Church, “Empower West Louisville”

Joe Phelps has been pastor at Highland Baptist Church for the past 20 years. In 2006, he founded “No Murders Metro,” an inter-denominational, inter-racial group holding prayer vigils at murder sites across Louisville. When he was a national spokesman exposing Walmart’s record of child labor, gender discrimination, and poor health care plans, he was labeled a “wacko” by Rush Limbaugh. He is currently co-chair of Empower West Louisville (“EmpowerWest”), a coalition of pastors and churches seeking to unleash the educational, economic, and spiritual power of West Louisville residents (empowerwest.com). Joe will talk about EmpowerWest’s journey toward working together as black and white progressive churches.