MLK panel to feature local organizers working for social justice

Activists Barbara Fair, Kerry Ellington, Aaron Jafferis, and Mikveh Warshaw will participate in the Jan. 23 discussion, titled “Think Globally, Act Locally.”
A peace sign held up at a political demonstration.


Think Globally, Act Locally” is the theme of a panel being held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, as part of Yale’s annual celebration of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

The panel will feature local organizers who honor King’s life and legacy through their daily work toward social justice from the intersection of activism, art, faith, and healing.

Hanifa Washington, communications and participant engagement coordinator at Co-Creating Effective & Inclusive Organizations, will moderate the panel, which will feature:

  • Barbara Fair, retired social worker and social justice advocate
  • Kerry Ellington, community & economic development community organizer for the New Haven Legal Assistance Association
  • Aaron Jafferis, founding artistic director of The Word New Haven
  • Mikveh Warshaw YSN ’17, psychiatric nurse practitioner and founding member of Mending Minyan.

The event will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona auditorium, 1 Prospect St. (corner of Grove Street). The event is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come basis. The location is wheelchair accessible via a path and ramp immediately to the right of Grove Street entrance to the auditorium.

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