SAN DIEGO, CA — Alliance San Diego is proud to announce Reverend Doctor Yvette Flunder, founder and Senior Pastor of the City of Refuge UCC and Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship, as the keynote speaker for the 33rd annual All Peoples Celebration, an event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder is an award-winning gospel singer and senior pastor of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, California and Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries. Rev. Dr. Flunder is on the Board of Starr King School for the Ministry and DEMOS and has taught at many theological schools. She is a graduate of the Certificate of Ministry and Master of Arts programs at the Pacific School of Religion, and received her Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is also the author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic and Radical Inclusion.
The All Peoples Celebration brings together more than 1,000 diverse community members for an inspiring program to honor the living legacy of Dr. King and his vision of a Beloved Community, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The annual event is a touchstone to reconnect, recalibrate, and recommit to the teachings of Dr. King.
This year’s theme is Persist, a reflection of Dr. King’s quote:
“That freedom only comes through persistent revolt, through persistent agitation, through persistently rising up against the system of evil.”
While the event is typically a breakfast, this year the event will be held digitally with performances, speakers and musical guests.
Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, said the following:
“We are thrilled to have Bishop Yvette Flunder, a social justice champion, to serve as keynote of this year’s All Peoples Celebration. We look forward to hearing Bishop Flunder’s reflections on what it means to ‘Persist,’ through adversity and towards a future where all people can achieve their full potential.”
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About Alliance San Diego
Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.