Sylvia Oberle

Faith & Justice Program

The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, will continue Thursday, January 25 at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A.

The program, titled “Boston-Thurmond: Strengthening Community, Building Trust,” will be presented by Sylvia Oberle, a Senior Fellow at Wake Forest University.

Oberle, who is helping to launch a new effort called the Boston-Thurmond Innovation Network, will talk about the network’s approach to ensuring that children and families can thrive in this historic neighborhood. The initial steps of this long-term effort, while decidedly difficult and painful, can present opportunities to build trust across communities in Winston-Salem and confront questions of how we deal with poverty and social justice.

Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome.