About this Event
The African American Catholic Center for Evangelization and the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality invite you to participate in the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Webinar featuring Dr. Kim Harris and Judge Arthur McFarland.
Reflecting on the role of clergy and the employment of music, we will look back at the Civil Rights Movement and today's social justice efforts.
This event is free and open to the public, and will be streamed on Facebook Live at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Viewers will be able to participate in the Q&A via the comments section. For further information, please contact the AACCEF at (323) 777-2106.
About the Speakers
Kim Harris, Ph.D. is assistant professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, specializing in African American thought and practice. A prominent Catholic liturgist, Dr. Harris composed “Welcome Table: A Mass of Spirituals”, one of the complete Mass settings featured in the Lead Me Guide Me Black Catholic Hymnal, Volume #2. Dr. Harris teaches, records and travels the nation, lecturing on the music of African American freedom traditions, and leading music in a variety of liturgical settings.
Arthur C. McFarland is a retired municipal court judge for the city of Charleston, South Carloina. He served on the bench for 33 years, 28 of which as the city’s chief judge. He is a past supreme knight of the Knights of Peter Claver, the nation’s largest Black Catholic organization. A graduate of Notre Dame University and the University of Virginia Law School, Judge McFarland began his career as an Earl Warren Fellow with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York, and later returned to Charleston to practice law with a focus on employment and civil rights.