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Thursday, March 24 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Finding God in Chocolate City

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DC is still a predominantly Black city and religion in Black communities is more than just Protestant Christianity. What are the local groups that make up the religious diversity of the nation's capital? How do they play a role in the shifting make up of the city as gentrification and revitalization continue to change the face of "Chocolate City"? This panel will explore these topics.

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Adelle Banks

Projects Editor and National Reporter, Religion News Service
Adelle M. Banks, Projects Editor and National Reporter, joined Religion News Service in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of... Read More →

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Ryane Nickens

President, TraRon Center
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Carole Mumin

Member, Masjid Muhammad
Carole Mumin is one of Washington, DC’s admired playwrights, producers, directors, literary artists, educators, and civic leaders. She is a former White House aide, University of the District of Columbia adjunct professor, public and private sector program consultant, and adult... Read More →
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Ayesha Ali

Co-founder, Heart Refuge Mindfulness Community
Ayesha Ali is a poet, writer, and teacher whose work focuses on moving past the internal and external barriers that separate Black women and children from their lineage of competence, beauty and power.  She is one of the founders of the Heart Refuge Mindfulness Community.
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Nii Odoi Glover

Member, Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Washington DC
Nii Odoi Glover currently serves as a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Washington DC. He works as a firefighter with DC Fire & EMS.

Thursday March 24, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Bethesdan B&C