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Receptions for Marvin K. White

Fri, Jul 20 • 6:00 pm

Various locations, see below

The First Church community is invited to attend a fundraising event to support the first year of Marvin K. White’s new position as Artivist in Residence at the Oakland Peace Center. Several First Church members have stepped forward to host events, two of which have already taken place.

Marvin K. White, MDiv, was the Public Theologian in Residence (’17-’18) at First Church Berkeley and a recent Yerba Buena Center for the Arts “Equity” Fellow (’16-’17). He is the author of four collections of poetry: Our Name Be WitnessStatus; and the two Lammy-nominated collections last rights and nothin’ ugly fly. He is articulating a vision of social, prophetic and creative justice through his work as a poet, artist, teacher, collaborator, preacher, cake baker, and Facebook Statustician.

The Oakland Peace Center is a community of artists, activists, cultural workers, educators and non-profits collaborating to bring about a city of hope, justice, nonviolence and compassion.

The goal is to raise between $20-25,000 overall. Bring your checkbook or credit cards or send a check made out to “Oakland Peace Center” to the church. Contributions are tax deductible.

Friday, July 20, • 6–7:30 pm • Craig & Pat Pratt's home
Pat & Craig will host along with Carolyn & Leonard Ash. Come for food (chicken wings and fruit pies!), drink and an opportunity to be inspired.  641 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, in the Lake Temescal area.

Watch for details for the final of four receptions.

Childcare
No childcare provided