Baltimore, MD — Social and civil rights activist Pastor Jamal Bryant is scheduled to speak at FAITH! Honoring the DNC Black Caucus and the 2012 African American Delegates, the event will be held September 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., in Charlotte, NC at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road.
The event will be the first of this caliber to honor the history and pride of the DNC Black Caucus and over 800 African-American Delegates representing the 50 states and US territories. The DNC Black Caucus has been a key element in securing the African American vote for the Democratic Party on a local and national level. That legacy will be honored at this event as delegates prepare for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
Pastor Bryant is one of this generation’s most dynamic speakers and a true leader in the fight for social justice and economic equality in the African American community. He believes there is a new generation of young activist that are prepared to utilize their rights and their voices to make a change in this countries political climate. He has made no secret of the importance of the Black Church playing a major role in the 2012 election, through educating its member’s about the issues facing their communities such as racial profiling, unemployment, healthcare, minority funding for education, and economic inequity.
About Pastor Jamal Bryant:
Pastor Jamal Bryant is the founder of the Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore, MD. Under his leadership the church has grown from 43 members to over 12,000 in a few short years making it the fastest growing church in the history of the AME denomination.
He holds a Bachelors degree from Morehouse College and a Masters of Divinity from Duke University. He also studied at Oxford University in Great Britain and earned a doctorate from The Graduate Theological Foundation.
His commitment to people has been evident over the years. He served as the national youth and college director of the NAACP for 6 years, established the JHB Hope Academy in Liberia, Africa, built a 1000 seat sanctuary to service the spiritual needs of the Liberian people, and participated in voter mobilization for the first free election in Johannesburg, South Africa whereby Nelson Mandela was elected. In addition he continued his civil rights activism here in the states as well by leading the Occupy the Dream Movement with Russell Simmons and Dr. Ben Chavez in January of 2012.