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Racial Bridge-Building Community Forum

Our 4th Community Forum on Racial Bridge Building will be held Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in The Commons. The forum will be moderated by Tonya Rivens, formerly with WBTV, and will bring together local church and community leaders to discuss what can be done in our community around racial prejudices, bias and hatred.

The panel of leaders will include:

  • Paul Bailey – Mayor of the Town of Matthews
  • Clark Pennington – New Chief of Police for the Town of Matthews
  • Jennifer Ginn – Pastor of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church
  • Luke Maybry – Pastor of Matthews Presbyterian Church
  • Larry Whitley – Pastor of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
  • Angela Lee – Director of Charlotte Water and longtime resident of Matthews
  • Cyma Shapiro – A New Matthews Resident
  • Clay Smith – Pastor of First Baptist Church

Hosted by Rev. Dr. Larry W. Whitley, Senior Pastor, Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist and Rev. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Wilson, Senior Pastor, Matthews UMC.