Saturday, April 15th was a good "hare" day on the radio. No, not because many children were eating chocolate bunny rabbits and hunting Easter eggs. It was a good "hare" day because Drs. Julia Hare and Renee Campbell Mapp were in the house on WLOU!
Dr. Julia Hare, National Executive Director of The Black Think Tank, Social Psychologist, Relationships Specialist, Radio and TV commentator, is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic presenters on major podiums today and remains in high demand for presentations to civic/social corporate and political organizations. She will be the keynote speaker for the Wesley House Circle of Caring Dinner on Thursday, April 20th at the Humana Building, 500 West Main Street.
One of the most brillant women in America spoke with me briefly by phone from California about her upcoming visit to Louisville. Among other things, she told me she and Tavis Smiley recently shared the stage to discuss the book, Covenant With Black America and providing solutions to issues plaguing African Americans. Yes, it was a good "hare" day indeed!
Dr. Renee Campbell Mapp is President & CEO of Wesley House Community Services, 803 East Washington Street. Dr. Campbell Mapp has done a fabulous job over eight years in putting Wesley House on the map in the Phoenix/Butchertown district. Dr. Campbell Mapp and I often joke about having two last names with no hyphen. Saturday, however, our phone conversation centered on how this year's Circle of Caring honoree WAVE-3 TV news anchor Dawne Gee was selected to receive an award for providing hope to the community.
Below are five-minute excerpts of my interviews with Drs. Hare and Campbell Mapp. It is my hope that you will prayerfully consider supporting the Circle of Caring Dinner by purchasing tickets or with a contribution in any amount. I have seen first hand the tremendous work that is being done for women at Wesley House Community Services.
Tickets are $100.00 per person, or $1,500 for a table of 10. To reserve seats, contact Dr. Renee Campbell Mapp at 583-8317.
Remember, it is not Buddha, Confucius, Muhammad, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!