Supervisor Walker to Speak on Race and Society

 

Supervisor Walker to Speak on Race and Society

As racial tensions in America reach a boiling point, Walker offers a way forward

 

Cedar Rapids, IA – During a morning service at St. Stephen’s Church, Supervisor Stacey Walker will give a major speech on race and society touching on a variety of subjects including: The Black Lives Matter movement, the rise of white supremacist movements, and the racial undertones surrounding the immigration debate happening in America. The service is set to begin at 9:00am.

“I see this as an opportunity to reach more people in the faith community to talk about ways in which we can all be allies in the fight against injustice and bigotry,” said Supervisor Walker. “We all have a role to play in bringing healing and reconciliation to our country.”

This is not the first time Supervisor Walker has given a major speech centering on race and social justice. Last winter, Walker joined activists from around the state in the wake of the Jerime Mitchell shooting to speak about how people with differing views must come together to address the pressing issue of racial conflict and to close the trust deficit among law enforcement and communities of color.

“These issues are striking at the heart of the concept of America,” said Walker. “What truths do we hold to be self-evident? What do we mean by all women and men are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights? What does liberty and justice for all really mean?”

Supervisor Walker is currently serving his first term in office after winning a landslide victory in the 2016 general election. He became the first African American to ever hold the post of county supervisor in Linn County. Since being elected to office he has committed Linn County to the Paris Climate Agreement, supported raising the minimum wage, extended collective bargaining rights for AFSCME members, and funded recovery efforts for small businesses affected by the flood of 2016.

The service is free and open to the general public and media. Individuals in need of special accommodations in order to attend should contact St. Stephen’s Church.

 WHAT: Supervisor to give major speech on race and society.

WHEN: Sunday, September 24th at 9:00am

WHERE: St. Stephen’s Church, 610 31st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, USA

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