Talk to address MLK's legacy in turbulent times

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ARLINGTON — On Monday, the Interfaith Council of East Arlington is hosting a service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day that will focus on justice during a time where Americans are more ideologically divided than ever. Ethan Buckner, a native Californian and member of Earthworks, an organization dedicated to helping communities fight gas and oil infrastructural development across the United States, will address this question and more during in his speech at the event. Buckner previously worked as a senior organizer for Stand.earth, where he promoted successful grassroots campaigns that stopped the construction of oil train facilities in California. For the past 10 years, he has fought with a wide variety of organizations against mass incarceration, police violence, economic inequality, and for climate justice.

"In honor of Dr. King's legacy that implores us to stand up for human rights, we're excited to hear Ethan address some of the challenges we face today while drawing on his work promoting social, environmental, and economic justice," said the Rev. Kathy Clark, the pastor of the Federated Church of East Arlington. "As a gifted storyteller, speaker and songwriter, Ethan will use both word and song to reflect on his own journey as a seeker of justice, thereby inviting the community into inspired action."

The service starts at 7 p.m., and is being held at the Federated Church of East Arlington, on 102 Ice Pond Rd. Refreshments will be provided during a reception following the service. For more information, contact the Federated Church of East Arlington at 802-375-2548.

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