And speaking of the Little Rock School District: Judge and pastor Wendell Griffen sends word that his New Millenium Church will  be the site of a series of programs in January on “re-segregation, privatization, and de-funding of public education.”

Details are available here for those who’d like to attend the open public forums.


In connection with the fourth anniversary of the dissolution of the Little Rock School District (LRSD) school board on January 28, 2019, in recognition that 2019 will be the 100th anniversary of the September 1919 Elaine Race Massacre and Land Theft, and because 2019 will be the 400th anniversary of the delivery of African slaves at Jamestown, Virginia, New Millennium Church, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, the Vanderbilt Divinity School Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative, and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site will co-sponsor a Public Forum on Re-Segregation, Privatization, and De-Funding of Public Education at New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 24, 25, and 26, 2019. During the Forum, local and community public education advocates, activists, policy makers, and influence leaders will join respected scholars of history, sociology, ethics (moral theology), and psychology to address current and past realities surrounding segregation, privatization, and efforts to de-fund public education to the detriment of children and families in the LRSD. Because New Millennium Church is a social justice ministry in keeping with the liberating gospel of Jesus, New Millennium Church is pleased to host and co-sponsor the Forum.

Related programs, all detailed at the link, are scheduled Jan. 24-26 at the church at 21 Lakeshore Drive.