Wednesday Night Dinner & Program with the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition
All ages are invited to join Binkley friends and guests for dinner (5:30-6:15 PM) in the Fellowship Hall, followed by a program for adults and activities for children (6:15-7:00 PM).
- Street Tacos (chicken + vegan opt)
- Pico de Gallo
- Jicama Slaw
- Pineapple, Melon & Mango Salad
- Homemade Desserts courtesy of the Binkley Dessert Elves
The program will be hosted by the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC). The OCCRC was formed organically in the summer of 2018 in response to the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery AL, led by nationally known social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson. The mission of the Coalition is to recognize the five men from Orange County who are known to be victims of racial terror lynching, as well as the unnamed and unknown victims. Our work is to disrupt and overcome the detrimental systems and mindsets that have plagued America for generations, and to help usher forth a future of humanity, equity, and justice for all of us. These goals are carried out in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative and with Coalition members, including Olin T. Binkley Baptist Church.
Joining us for the evening will be OCCRC Co-chairs, Renée A. Price and James E. Williams. Rep. Price is a Member of the House of Representatives within the North Carolina General Assembly, representing House District 50. James E. Williams, Jr., retired former Public Defender for District 15B, Orange and Chatham Counties, founder and current chair of the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED), and a Board member of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts will be our guest speaker.