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Sun, Jul 30


Centenary United Methodist Church

Memphis - Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action

This event offers a time of lament for losses in our community and provides opportunity for people to engage in discussion and voice solutions for gun violence.

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Memphis - Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action
Memphis - Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action

Time & Location

Jul 30, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT

Centenary United Methodist Church, 584 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106, USA


About the event

The Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action (AEWDLA)

An annual day established by the Black Methodists for Church Renewal of the

Tennessee/Western Kentucky Annual Conference of the UMC

Mrs. Glenese Scales, President

On July 18, 2022, Rev. Dr. Autura Eason-Williams, was killed by gun violence when three teens jacked her car in the driveway of her Memphis home. An African American United Methodist minister, she was the creator of Signposts: Anti-Racism and Beloved Community, and an advocate for Black youth. This day honors her and provides opportunity for lamentation, discussion for gun violence awareness, reduction, and repair in communities.

Join us on Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 4:00pm

• Centenary UMC, Rev. Keith Caldwell, Pastor

584 E. McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN, 38106

• Clark Memorial UMC, Rev. Toi King, Pastor

1014—14th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

In Memphis

Impact testimony and informative interaction with

• Mr. Ian Randolph, Political Affairs Chair of the Memphis NAACP

• Rev. Roz Nichols, President of Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH)

• Mr. Terrance Ryans, Director of Mission and Shelter, St. Matthews UMC, Trainer for Triumph Over Trauma

Organizing for art project at Centenary UMC

For further information contact:

Rev. Thornton:

Rev. Tondala Hayward:

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