Beck Cultural Exchange Center: A Virtual Discussion on Racial Justice
In recognition of the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, the public is invited to a Juneteenth Virtual Town Hall Meeting for a discussion on racial justice. Panelists include Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie; Knoxville Branch NAACP President John Butler; Knoxville Area Urban League President and CEO Phyllis Y. Nichols; Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Chair Deborah Porter; Beck Cultural Exchange Center President Rev. Reneé Kesler; Community Defense of East TN Imani Mfalme; Police Advisory Review Committee Vice-Chair LaKenya Middlebrook, Esq.; My Brother’s Keeper Pastor Daryl Arnold; My Brother’s Keeper Bishop Kevin Perry; Civil Rights Activist and Justice Advocate Rev. Dr. Harold Middlebrook; Civil Rights Activist and Justice Advocate Theotis Robinson; and Dr. Daymond McDuffy, who also will address pressing health concerns while organizing amid COVID-19 that is disproportionally affecting the African American community.