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Civil Rights Advocate Speaking At Jericho Partnership's Gala In Danbury

Dr. John Perkins, International Speaker and Author, will take the podium as the keynote speaker at Jericho Partnerships “Serving the City" 2015 Gala, on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury.
Dr. John Perkins, International Speaker and Author, will take the podium as the keynote speaker at Jericho Partnerships “Serving the City" 2015 Gala, on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. Photo Credit: Submitted

DANBURY, Conn. -- International speaker and author John Perkins will take the podium as the keynote speaker at Jericho Partnership's “Serving the City" 2015 Gala, on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury.

Perkins is president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Miss., and the author of nine books, including "A Quiet Revolution," "He’s My Brother," and "A Time to Heal."

He is one of the leading evangelical voices to emerge from the American Civil Rights movement and his leadership role in civil rights demonstrations has propelled him into a pivotal position on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership and community development.

In 2004, Perkins partnered with Seattle Pacific University, founding the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training and Community Development at Seattle Pacific University to build bridges, partnerships and collaborative programs for the urban community along with other commitments.

Perkins has received 13 honorary doctorate degrees from Belhaven University, Lynchburg University, Wheaton College, Gordon College and Taylor University, to name a few. He has served on the Board of Directors for World Vision and Prison Fellowship.

The Amber Room Colonnade is at 1 Stacey Road.

For more information on the event, visit the Jericho Partnership's website .

Jericho Partnership seeks to form a collaborative partnership of Christian organizations serving urban Danbury's at-risk communities; mobilize funds, facilities and volunteers; empower partners to connect with the populations they serve; and create practical initiatives to transform lives and break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

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