By Alanna Simone Tyler, Associate Pastor for Justice and Mission
Westminster welcomes Fred de Sam Lazaro as our guest for a Joint Social Justice and Adult Education Forum at 9:15 am on Sunday, September 12. Fred is the executive director of the Under-Told Stories Project, an international journalism program based at the University of St. Thomas. He has served the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) NewsHour as a correspondent since 1985 and was a regular contributor and substitute anchor for PBS’ Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. Fred has reported from 70 countries—focusing on stories and issues that are under-reported in the mainstream United States media, with particular emphasis on social innovation and entrepreneurship aimed at alleviating poverty.
In recent months, much of Fred’s reporting has focused on racial justice and equity issues in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd. Learning about Fred’s curiosity and commitment to see and tell stories most people miss will launch us into a program year focused on the themes of creating belonging, pursuing the common good and building Beloved Community.
Following Fred’s presentation, Tim Hart-Andersen will moderate a brief time of questions and answers from those gathered in the sanctuary and online.