Beloved Community Team presents Black History Month event

LYNN — The Beloved Community Team will present a special Black History Month event, “Restoring the Breach: Building the Beloved Community,” on Sunday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The event, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, will feature the Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard, pastor of Bethel AME Church of Lynn and racial justice organizer at the Essex County Community Organization.

The public is invited to hear about lessons learned in negotiating race relations and building community through the criminal justice system — and join in activities and dialogue with others.

Hickman-Maynard, raised by her mother in Los Angeles, majored in psychology at Harvard University. During her first year in college, she joined the historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she developed church-based tutoring, mentoring, and youth leadership programs. She has been at Bethel AME Church since 2017. She has also served as a community organizer with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

The event is appropriate for all ages and is free to attend. Light refreshments will be served. St. Stephen’s is at 74 S. Common St.

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