Rev. Traci Blackmon
1:00PM at Doane University (Crete)
7:00pm Keynote Lecture at First-Plymouth
Rev. Traci Blackmon is the Acting Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries for The United Church of Christ and is the Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri.
A featured voice by many regional, national, and international media outlets and a frequent contributor to print publications, Rev. Blackmon’s communal leadership and work in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri has gained her both national and international recognition and audiences from the White House to the Vatican. She was appointed to the Ferguson Commission by Governor Jay Nixon and co-chaired the Municipal Governance and Court Reform workgroup. In 2016 Rev. Blackmon was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships for the White House. Early and consistent response to racial tensions exposed after the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. has earned Rev. Blackmon awards and recognitions, including The White House President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2015 Ebony Magazine Power 100 award, and NAACP - Rosa Parks Award.