Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of the First Institutional Baptist Church of Phoenix, Arizona. Hear the challenging yet triumphant story of how the Arizonan African-American community came together in the 1980s to work towards recognition of the famous civil rights leader. Dr. Stewart served as the first General Chairperson for Arizonans for a Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday which contributed significantly to the legislative passage of Arizona’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on September 21, 1989. Dr. Stewart also organized and led Victory Together, Inc., a broad-based coalition that campaigned for a Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day in Arizona which was won by a historic vote of the people in the general election on November 3, 1992.
Join us for an interactive discussion and Q&A with Dr. Stewart about this historic achievement and learn how we can engage our communities today. Seating is limited and refreshments are included!