Shabbat Shelanu Welcomes Prof. Christopher Benson & Rev. Wheeler Parker for MLK Weekend

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Join us for a Shabbat experience designed to allow congregants 50+ to connect with their Anshe Emet community. 

 

This Month We Welcome Our Special Guests for MLK Weekend: Prof. Christopher Benson & Rev. Wheeler Parker
 

Christopher Benson is a journalist and lawyer who has worked as a contributor for The Chicago Reporter, writing a weekly online column on justice, race and media issues. Benson is also the co-author, with Mamie Till-Mobley, of Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, the account of the historical significance of the 1955 lynching of Till-Mobley’s son, Emmett Till, and the winner of the 2003 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition. 



 

Reverend Wheeler Parker is a Chicago native who in 1955 traveled with his cousin Emmett Till to visit family in Money, Mississippi. While there, Till was accused of whistling at a white woman, which led to him being abducted, beaten and shot to death, sparking momentum in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

 


6:30 PM | Appetizers
7:15 PM | Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Rabbi Siegel & Hazzan Mizrahi
8:00 PM | Dialogue with Rabbi Michael Siegel, Prof. Benson & Rev. Parker 


The 8PM discussion is open to the entire community--all are welcome!