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Sun, Jun 30


Clark Memorial UMC

Nashville - Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action (2024)

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.

Nashville - Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action (2024)
Nashville - Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action (2024)

Time & Location

Jun 30, 2024, 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)

Sponsored 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. The AEWDLA provides time for lament and discussion on gun violence impact, reduction, and repair.

Join us on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 4:00pm

• Clark Memorial UMC, Rev. Toi King, Pastor

1014—14th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

In Nashville

Impact testimony, informative interaction, music and artistry with

  • Dominik Hudson and Denise Douglas
  • Rev. Cherizna Jean-Marie, Founder of Co-Conspirator Institute: Building Beloved Community, Mary’s Weekend Retreat, Director of Disciples’ House at Vanderbilt University
  • Rain Parker, Spoken Word, Children’s Choir, Gordon Memorial UMC
  • Say Their Names, William Parker, Project Transformation
  • Voter Registration Opportunity
  • Unveiling of “No More” art project by Chan Williams at Dixon Memorial UMC, 1111 Buchanan Street

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

Contact: Rev. Thornton: Rev. Velma Thomas Parker:

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