Date(s) - 01/21/2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pastor Ellwanger is a pastor, author, and civil rights activist. He served St. Paul Lutheran Church, an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1958 to 1967, where he became colleagues with Martin Luther King Jr. His direct involvement with the civil rights movement will give us a fascinating and compelling glimpse into those times and how the movement has evolved over the years. He is now retired, having served Cross Lutheran in Milwaukee from 1967 until his
retirement. His wife, Joyce, was an equal partner in their work together, and they are currently members of Hephatha Lutheran Church in Milwaukee where they have been active in the community for the past 20 years.
Deanna Branch and her family are members of Hephatha Lutheran Church where she has been working tirelessly on behalf of people living in our urban communities to eliminate lead pipes – a leading cause of lead poisoning which threatens the health of many who live in these communities, especially children. She is a nationally known, strong advocate for replacing lead pipes in all communities. Because of her diligent work, Milwaukee has changed out 5,000 pipes in the past six years. You are invited to hear both speakers as they continue to work toward social justice and how we can all join this most important work.
A light meal will be served at 4:30.