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Rev. Traci Blackmon to address Walpole

The Rev. Traci Blackmon will speak at United Church in Walpole on October 28 at 7 p.m. Rev. Blackmon is an inspirational speaker, and addresses important topics. Her talk will be preceded by music provided by United Church’s band, and a reception will follow.

The Rev. Traci Blackmon is an out-front leader for social justice. Currently she is the Executive Minister of Justice and Witness of the United Church of Christ (UCC) denomination, and the Senior Pastor of Christ the King Church UCC in Florissant, MO. She was a leader in Ferguson, MO, Charlottesville, VA, and a voice for a national effort to end gun violence following the shootings in Las Vegas.

After a 25-year career in healthcare as a registered nurse, Rev. Blackmon earned a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in 2009. She was ordained and became the first woman to serve as pastor of the historic Christ the King Church.

Increasingly she is a sought-after voice on national and international media outlets. She has received recognition for her leadership including: The White House President’s Volunteer Service Award, St. Louis University – Community Leader of the Year, NAACP -- Rosa Parks Award, and an honorary doctorate from Eden Theological Seminary.

For more information, and to secure tickets, visit www.unitedwalpole.org/eveningwithtraci.

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