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Blanche Ottenheimer Award Presentation Reverend Joe Phelps
August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join us as we honor this year’s Blanche Ottenheimer Award winner Reverend Joe Phelps. Reverend Phelps will discuss White Fragility and our communal obligation to address racial inequities.
A zoom link will follow your R.S.V.P.
Joe Phelps is a minister in greater Louisville–for 21 years as Pastor of Highland Baptist Church, and now as Justice Coordinator for Earth and Spirit Center. He leads, along with Dr. Kevin Cosby, EmpowerWest, a black-white clergy coalition calling for recognition, repentance, and repair of injustices to black Louisvillians.
Joe received the 2019 Joan E. Thompson Lifetime Award for Peacemaking by the Center for Women and Families, who created a, and the 2019 Peacemaker of the Year award from Interfaith Paths to Peace. He was featured in a 2017 Louisville magazine entitled, The Heretic, and was called a wacko by Rush Limbaugh.