Our monthly Third Thursday Lunch series continues with Virtual Lunches via Zoom! JOIN US!
THIRD THURSDAY LUNCH SERIES
presented by Fellowship of Reconciliation and
Sowers of Justice Network
April 15 | Noon-1:00 PM
Featured Speaker: Charles Booker
The April Third Thursday Lunch program will feature Charles Booker, former representative to the Kentucky General Assembly. He will speak on “Hood to the Holler,” a grassroots advocacy program that he founded, which brings Kentuckians together from cities and rural areas to find common ground in issues that matter most to people. The organization is now working to restore voting rights, advocate for legislation, and train a new generation for values-driven politics.
The program will be offered virtually on zoom and FaceBook on April 15 at noon.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Third Thursday lunch is sponsored by Fellowship of Reconciliation and Sowers of Justice, two faith based advocacy groups that work for justice through education and action.’
Rep. Charles Booker is Founder and President of Hood to the Holler, a grassroots advocacy and organizing project focused on bringing people together and empowering Kentuckians to make government work for all of us. Growing up in the poorest zip code in Kentucky, Rep. Charles Booker experienced the struggles other politicians talk about; whether it’s rationing insulin, going hungry, seeing family members killed by gun violence, or even being homeless himself. Those experiences have guided his deep belief in the need for a government that works for everyone, no matter how much money they have in the bank or the color of their skin.
Rep. Booker attended college and law school, and soon afterwards became the youngest black man in the Kentucky State House in more than 90 years. As a legislator, Rep. Booker fought for the people: common sense gun safety reform, lower prescription drug prices, expanded voting rights , stronger labor unions, and for racial justice.
Holding those same values, Charles launched an unlikely campaign for the U.S. Senate in the 2020 Kentucky Democratic Primary against the entire weight of the Washington establishment, where his inclusive message and authenticity resonated with Kentuckians across the commonwealth. After a narrow loss, Rep. Booker founded Hood to the Holler, a grassroots organization to build on the values that have animated his whole life, and break down barriers between Kentuckians and their government. The organization is now working to restore voting rights, register voters, advocate for legislation, and train a new generation of values-driven campaign staffers.
He and his wife, Tanesha, and has two wonderful daughters, Kaylin and Prestyn.
The event will also be live streamed on the Sowers of Justice Facebook page,
https://www.facebook.com/SOJNLou and broadcast on 106.5 FM WFMP’s FORward radio.
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