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Sun, Jul 30


Clark Memorial UMC

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

Time & Location

Jul 30, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT

Clark Memorial UMC, 1014 14th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208, 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 Nashville

Impact testimony and informative interaction with

• Rev. Tara and Mr. Chan Williams of New Covenant Christian Church (DoC)

• Rev. Davie Tucker, Director of Nashville/Metro Human Relations Commission, President of Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship (IMF), Pastor at Beech Creek Missionary Baptist Church

• Rev. Neelley Hicks, Associate at Glencliff UMC, Trainer for Triumph Over Trauma

Organizing for art project at Dixon Memorial UMC 1111 Buchanan Street

• Music, Video, Artwork, and More!

The AEWDLA was conceived by the Late Rev. Roger Hopson and the Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton


Rev. Thornton: 

Rev. Tondala Hayward:

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