"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy."
~Proverbs 31:8 NIV
You are invited to join your voice with other brothers and sisters in Christ as we gather in Tallahassee during the 20th Annual Children's Week. Together we will learn about critical justice issues affecting children in all of our communities throughout Florida.
The United Methodist Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church will come together for a day of prayer and learning as we prepare to meet with our legislators and advocate on behalf of "those who cannot speak for themselves".
In preparation for this year's event, please read the powerful New York Times Bestseller The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. This landmark book provides a new perspective on racial injustice in America today.
Background information is provided by our partner, Florida Impact: www.flimpact.org
Click here to learn more about Children's Week.
For information about "Hanging of the Hands" click here.
There's also a great article on the Florida Conference Connection.
State of the Florida Legislature and Lobbying 101 by Ted Granger, President of United Way Florida: PowerPoint Presentation
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011