The holidays are here – a season of love. But how can we love our neighbors when the city is so divided?
The summer of 2020 ushered in a new era of truth and advocacy that confronts our country’s history of racial discrimination and injustice. Beginning with the “Tampa Technique,” a documentary film about Tampa’s Central Avenue business, a conversation began about the need for a new social justice movement in our time. The dialogue that began there continues with this new event.
Lift Every Voice is a virtual storytelling event you won’t miss!
Storytelling can be a powerful tool in building bridges to our lived experiences. These stories will teach us to:
- Be better advocates for racial justice
- Be better allies to all people of color
- Know better and do better
Courageous conversations validate the lived experiences of injustice and discrimination of people in our lives and in our communities.
These are our friends and neighbors in Tampa Bay. They are people we love, in the city we love. Together, we can make this a better place and life for all.
The event, presented by The Justice Ministry of Hyde Park United Methodist, is free and open to the public. Please pre-register.
The Portico Campus
Extending Hyde Park United Methodist’s mission and vision into the urban core of Tampa, The Portico campus offers Downtown Tampa Conversation, Connection and Community Change. The Portico campus, located at 1001 N. Florida Ave holds worship 5:30 p.m. each Sunday.
The Portico Received Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community: Hillsborough County’s Planning Commission presented representatives of The Portico with a design award Oct. 29. The award honors projects that contribute to a better quality of life in our community and serve as a model for others to emulate.
We are grateful to all who help us make the concept of The Portico a reality to the benefit of Tampa, including Rob and Kim Foss, Clayton McNeel, John Mathew, Cheryl Parrish, Mary Britain and the Rev. Justin LaRosa.