Springfield church hosts Lift Every Voice Lecture Series

Hampden County

A local church is helping open up a conversation surrounding race in our country. 

The Spring of Hope Church of God in Christ hosts the Lift Every Voice Lecture Series every year. Tuesday night’s speaker was Karen Hunter, a noted journalist and talk show host.

The church’s bishop said the lecture series has been going on for nearly a decade, and this year’s theme is “the struggle for freedom continues” and aims to start a conversation surrounding race.

“A series like this opens the dialogue, which is why we have Q&A and those things so that people can converse about these issues, and hopefully that conversation continues at home and at work and wherever they go after,” said Bishop Talbert Swan. “So I think that’s the first step”

The other speakers involved in the series were an actress writer and filmmaker, and a UMass professor.

Next year will be the tenth year of  Lift Every Voice. The next event in the speaker series will be held on March 5th.

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