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Detroit, MI – June 1, 2018:  Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church is honored to welcome, again, renowned actor and theatre director Mr. Delroy Lindo to Detroit.  He will serve as the guest speaker for the Commission on Christian Social Relations (CC&SR) Juneteenth Celebration, which focuses on the journey, the challenges, and the achievements of African Americans.  The luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. John Banquet Center in Southfield, MI.  This year’s theme is “Liberation, Freedom, and Power.”

This year’s luncheon will serve as an opportunity to recognize persons who continue to serve the Metro Detroit area with their vision, commitment, and service.  Those being honored include George N’Namdi, gallery owner and educator; Michigan State Representative, serving the City of Inkster, Jewell Jones; and Metro Detroit Entrepreneur and publisher, Hiram Jackson; and business owner, Roslyn Karamoko. There will also be a Special Tribute to beloved radio and television anchor and community activist, Clifford Russell.

Mr. Lindo was chosen because of his commitment to justice. His comments about himself in his bio are extremely modest.  He states,” I’m very proud of my roles. I enjoy the ability to touch millions of people and, in some way, connect with them in ways that I cannot connect with them in my normal, everyday life”; but, he has. “His numerous strong character roles across all genres, and his ability to speak about the injustices that continue to happen in America signifies what it means to serve and continue to fight and deliver. For these reasons, we chose Mr. Lindo to be our speaker.  He epitomizes strength,” said Dr. Robert Brumfield, Pastor of Oak Grove A.M.E. Church.  He went on to say, “We are experiencing racial injustices in record numbers. All people of color must take a stand.”

Come, be a part of the solution, hear the message, and take it out to the community. Be a part of this historic luncheon to support the work and acknowledge the service that the Commission on Christian Social Relations continues to do as an advocate for change by heightening the sensitivity of the current issues that we face.  The goal of this organization of Oak Grove AME Church is to promote social and ethic awareness. Their work and your support is needed more than ever.

Tickets are $50 per person for adults and $25 per person for traditional undergraduates and youth 18 years of age and younger. Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite or through Oak Grove AME Church.

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About Oak Grove A.M.E. Church is located in northwest Detroit.  The rich history, 98 years, of continuous service. The church continues to address the social, economic, and political issues of the city.  The church operates over fifty programs throughout the year that serves hundreds annually.