Released January 26, 2017

Photo of Bishop John Selders, Jr.Bishop John L. Selders, Jr., the organizing pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, will be one of the featured speakers during Black History Month at Quinebaug Valley Community College. On Tuesday, February 7, he will present “Recreating the Beloved Community: the Moral Monday Movement” at both QVCC locations: morning at the Willimantic Center followed by afternoon at the Danielson campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Moral Monday Connecticut describes itself as “rooted in the social justice and civil rights movement started by the Reverend Doctor William Barber of North Carolina in response to recent restrictions on voting rights….a statewide Connecticut-based coalition of individuals and organizations brought together by the power of the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Bishop Selders, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, also serves as associate chaplain at Trinity College, Hartford, and vice chair of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. In addition to being a talented award winning songwriter, musician and performer with local, national, and international credits, he is a nationally known educator, lecturer, preacher, trainer, facilitator and activist in the areas of race, anti-racism and internalized oppression.

For more information, please contact Professor of English Jonathan Andersen at 860-932-4054 or

Presentation by Bishop John Selders, Jr.
“Recreating the Beloved Community: the Moral Monday Movement”

Tuesday February 7, 2017
9:00-10:30 a.m.
QVCC Willimantic Center, 729 Main Street, Willimantic
2-3:30 p.m.
QVCC Main Campus, Room 101, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson