Jeffery Daniel Mercado (Piipaash) will offer a presentation, “Native American Perspectives: The Church’s Role in Racial Justice,” Friday, Aug. 18, 7 to 9 p.m., at the First Congregational Church of Akron, 292 E. Market St. The event is free and open to the public.
Mercado will speak about the history of indigenous people in the United States and will share an indigenous perspective on Scripture.
The event is especially geared toward those in the Akron area who care about racial reconciliation. The presentation also will include a Q&A.
Questions explored include: “What might it look like to care for one another better? What might it look like to acknowledge and honor the image of God in one another? How might we embody the love we proclaim to practice right here in Akron, Ohio? What is racial justice and how does that connect with the larger family of God?”
The event is sponsored by South Street Ministries, First Congregational Church of Akron, Akron Christian Reformed Church, Citizens Akron, and Lindsey Jo Scott-Illustrator/Designer. There is free admission and childcare is provided.