Written by Venecia Anderson
The men of Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church will celebrate Men’s Day Weekend March 12-13. A full schedule of events is open to the public to attend.
Embracing the theme “The Struggle is Real – Yet, there is Hope” the weekend activities kick-off with an 8:30 a.m. breakfast on Saturday morning followed by a panel discussion from 9:00 to 10 a.m. The men will discuss struggles facing the African-American community, and problem solving solutions. Panel participants will include representatives from Black Lives Matter Arizona, The Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce, and the ASU Department of Humanities, among others.
Major decisions affecting the country and our community will be made at the 2016 August primary and November general elections. To ensure that we are registered and can participate in the electoral process, a voter registration-training workshop is schedule from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. following the panel discussions.
The community is also invited to attend an open forum with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, representative for the Missouri 5th District., from 1:00 to 4 p.m. at the First Institutional Baptist Church, 1141 E. Jefferson Street in Phoenix.
The concluding event of men’s day weekend will be 7:45 AM and 10:45 AM worship services at Tanner Chapel. Congressman Rev. Cleaver, II will deliver the message at both services. A native of Texas, Congressman Cleaver is now serving his sixth term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, the home district of President Harry Truman. Cleaver has received five honorary doctoral degrees augmented by a bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M, and a master’s degree from St. Paul’s School of Theology of Kansas City. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and is also a senior whip of the Democratic Caucus.
Tanner is at 20 S. Eighth St., in Phoenix. www.tannerchapel.org.