With Dr. Daniel Walker and the Gospel Music Workshop of America Los Angeles Chapter
Gospel music is a powerful and influential art form through which generations of African Americans and others have expressed faith and hope in the face of oppression. Join historian Dr. Daniel E. Walker and the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Los Angeles Chapter on a compelling journey to discover gospel’s spiritual beginnings in Africa. You will not want to miss this inspiring event!
Dr. Walker is a globally recognized scholar and founding director of the Gospel Music History Archive at the University of Southern California Digital Library. The Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., founded in 1967 by the late Rev. James Cleveland, is the largest gospel convention in the U.S. Honoring Rev. Cleveland’s vision, the LA Chapter lends its talents to community and charitable events each year.
This special evening will conclude with a reception. Free and open to all. Please RSVP so we can plan to accommodate you.WATCH THE VIDEO AND SEE PHOTOS
This dog wearing a yarmulka and owner are participating in the “Bark Mitzvah” at Temple Beth Shir Shalom in Santa Monica. Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels serves as an Advisor to The Guibord Center.
In Faith and Life
Tales recounting the compassion of animals weave their way through our many faith traditions, touching our hearts and making us better people. Guest speakers Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips of Animal Defenders International (ADI) will offer moving real-life stories of the compassion of the animals they’ve rescued. In addition, faith leaders will delight us with animal tales from their spiritual traditions:
- Sura Das, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
- Nirinjan Singh Khalsa, California Sikh Council
- Pravrajika Vidyaprana, Vedanta Society Convent
The event takes place at the Hollywood Vedanta Temple, a hidden gem of peace and tranquility in the Hollywood Hills. Our guests will enjoy refreshments after the presentation on the beautiful grounds, with an opportunity to talk further with our presenters and one another.
Detailed directions to the Hollywood Vedanta Society will be emailed prior to the event to all registered guests.
The Guibord Center will participate in Models of Pride by presenting Interfaith Workshops and offering resources such as faith communities that are welcoming to ALL.
Registrations are a must, and close October 16th, however on-site registration is available until 1pm on the day of the event. Stop by our booth and say hello!
Tahil Sharma, Young Adult Advisor to The Guibord Center and Faith Program Manager for Brave New Films, will lead the discussion.