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The Other Side of the Picket Line
March 24, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
HCRJ, along with the Holocaust Museum Houston’s NEXTGeneration, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Young Adult Division (YAD), LULAC, NAACP, and Teach for America (TFA) are proud to co-sponsor the ADL’s Young Leader & Professionals Program, “The Other Side of the Picket Line” featuring Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper, Former Members of the Westboro Baptist Church.
The Event is free with code for ADL – YLP Members or $20 for Non-Members
The Westboro Baptist Church is known for its public hate-filled protests. As granddaughters of the church’s founder and pastor, Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper were raised on Westboro’s vitriolic rhetoric and believed it. One day they gained new perspectives from a Jewish internet blogger, and realized they could no longer support the mission. Hear the story behind their decision to leave the church and their family, and now work to build bridges with communities they once hated, including Houston.
Click HERE to RSVP. All attending must RSVP by March 17 at Light hors d’oeuvres served. Seating is limited.