Knoxville students and their families have experienced a tumultuous start to the new year. Within the first few months of 2021, the lives of five black high school students attending the same school were murdered.
This tragic set of circumstances brought national media attention to the Scruffy City of Knoxville, as well as concerns and offers of support.
On Tuesday, June 29th, Knoxville will host internationally known civil rights advocate Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. and Coretta Scott King; the famed gospel singer and Pastor Cece Winans, and Dr. A.R. Bernard, Pastor of Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The trio will convene at Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman St. in Knoxville, where Daryl Arnold is the senior pastor.
At 6 pm, Cece Winans will begin the event with a free concert. This followed by an interactive seminar from 7-8:30 pm, focused on Building Bridges and mending relationships between citizens and municipalities. Local church leaders will also participate in the discussion. Knoxville’s own Hallerin Hill will moderate.
Due to COVID-19 recommendations, seating is limited, doors open at 5:15 p.m.