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The MLK Interfaith Freedom Seder

April 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s assassination, join Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations in a Freedom Seder that examines progress on racial justice since Dr. King’s ‘Mountaintop’ speech. The first Freedom Seder, created by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, was held 49 years ago when Jews for Urban Justice and 800 people came together in an inner-city church; this year we will renew the legacy with a dynamic, uplifting, multifaith and multiracial Seder.

Invited speakers include Congressman Jamie Raskin, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Rev. C. Anthony Hunt, and Rabbi Arthur Waskow as well as other organizers of the first Freedom Seder. The Seder will feature music around the themes of oppression, liberation and freedom by the Silver Spring Methodist Church Gospel Choir, the IMAAM Center Choir, D.C. Labor Chorus, and Song Rise. We will join together for an inspirational call to continue the struggle for a better world.

Tickets are $18. Tickets must be purchased in advance. We do not want cost to prevent anyone from participating so please e-mail if you would like to contribute a different amount.

We will serve ritual Seder foods and light fare, kosher for Passover. Space is limited so please purchase your ticket now.

Sponsored by Fabrangen, Silver Spring United Methodist Church, Am Kolel, The IMAAM Center, Shirat HaNefesh, The Shalom Center, Jewish Food Experience, Institute for Policy Studies, and Soupergirl.


April 3, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Silver Spring United Methodist Church
8900 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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