(ATLANTA – May 5, 2023) – BMORENews.com and BlackUSA.News will present Black Wall Street ATLANTA on May 17, 2023, from 6 to 8 pm at the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, located at 807 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30314.
The event will feature, as always, the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards as well as a presentation on Black Wall Street history from a national perspective by BMORENews publisher Doni Glover.
RSVP at https://blackwallstreetatl2023.eventbrite.com.
Honorees include Dr. Catherine Meeks.
Who is Dr. Meeks?
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. Prior to the center’s opening, she chaired its precursor, Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. A sought-after teacher and workshop leader, Catherine brings four decades of experience to the work of transforming the dismantling of racism work in Atlanta. The core of her work has been with people who have been marginalized because of economic status, race, gender, or physical ability as they pursue liberation, justice, and access to resources that can help lead them to health, wellness, and a more abundant life. This work grows out of her understanding of her call to the vocation of a teacher as well as her realization that all of humanity is one family which God desires to unite.
Catherine is the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-Cultural Studies from Wesleyan College and Founding Executive Director of the Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service. She characterizes herself as a midwife to the soul of her students and workshop participants. She has spent many years sharing the insights that she gained from her pursuit of the truth. She has had many great teachers including her sons, the Bible, Jungian psychology, cross-cultural stories, and other books of wisdom. But her greatest teacher is rheumatoid arthritis because it has forced her to learn many new ways to listen to her body and to pay attention to the messages from her heart. She is frequently asked to present commentaries on Georgia Public Radio and other radio and television programs. She is the author of six books and one inspirational CD and is the editor of the bestselling book, Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America and co-author of Passionate for Justice: Ida B Wells as Prophet for Our Times. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University and a Ph.D. from Emory University.
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