Black Lives Matter discussion at Hebrew Center’s Martin Luther King event


The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center and the Martha’s Vineyard Chapter of the NAACP will host a service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights activist Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel on Friday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

The event will feature a panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement as a contemporary civil rights movement for racial justice. The panel will consist of Erik Blake, chief of police for Oak Bluffs and president of the Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP; William Gamson, professor of sociology, Boston College, and co-director of the Media Research and Action Project; and Ewell Hopkins, member of Oak Bluffs Planning Board and candidate for state representative.

The service and panel discussion, which will be held at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, will be followed by refreshments, and is open to the public. For more information, contact Max Jasny or Rabbi Caryn Broitman  at 508-693-0745.