Black History month is coming to a close, but the fight for life in the black community carries on. This Saturday, March 1st, pro-life leader Dr. Alveda King will be speaking on campus at Yale University. An influential voice against the injustice of abortion in America, Dr. King is the Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is a speaker for the Silent No More Awareness campaign and regularly shares the pain she has faced as a post-abortive woman.
Dr. Alveda King is the daughter of civil rights leader A.D. King and the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. She witnessed her father and uncle laying down their lives to fight for the freedom of the African-American people. In the same way, Alveda has chosen to lay down her life on behalf of the unborn. She calls attention to the tragically high abortion rates in the black community and poses the question, “How can my uncle’s dream survive if we murder the children?”
Alveda’s talk at Yale is entitled “Civil Rights… Then and Now”. The event is being put on by the Connecticut Black Republicans and Conservatives (CT-BRAC), with support from Yale’s pro-life student organization, CLAY (Choose Life at Yale). Later on in the evening, Alveda will speak again at a special banquet put on by the CT-BRAC.
I’m grateful that the CT-BRAC is bringing Alveda to Connecticut. New England truly needs a greater conviction concerning the issues of life.
The event will be held in Saturday at 9:00am in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS) 114. Please attend and spread the word to others!