Seeking Cooperation, Building a Movement

By Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (other events)

Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
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Church of the Advocate, Classroom A

1801 Diamond St
Philadelphia, PA 19121

The socially-conscious goals of the Church of the Advocate’s founders, who specified that the church should be “free for all time” (abolishing the practice of pew rent) continue. The Advocate became a center of activism for the Civil Rights Movement embracing the cause of African-American and women’s rights. It was the site of several nationally significant events of these movements including the National Conference of Black Power (1968), the Black Panther Conference (1970) and the first ordination of women in the Episcopal Church (1974).  Read more...