Rockford honors David Black

Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee honors David Black with the Peace Activist of the year award. Black is a long-time supporter of peace and justice, has been on numerous peace missions overseas (including Nicaragua and Haiti), and is active in his church’s social responsibility committee. He also ran as the Illinois Green Party candidate for attorney general this last year.

Black holds a doctorate in political Science from the University of Michigan and a law degree from DePaul University. He is an attorney with a firm that provides legal assistance to United Auto Workers. He was part of a delegation of Illinois attorneys who were observers of the 1990 Nicaragua elections where Sandinista Daniel Ortega first lost the presidency.

Stanley Campbell, secretary of the RP&JAC and long-time peace member, said: “David provides a rich understanding of social justice issues, and is able to present them in the public arena with flair and expertise. He has been invaluable assistance in keeping the organization active and vibrant.”

Former winners include photographer Jon McGinty; former Peace Store manager Diane Chavez; and the Social Responsibilities Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church.

This will be the last Coffee Talk of the season! The Coffee Talk series will start up again on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007!

Coffee Talks are free and open to the public, and presented every Monday evening, 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St.

Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee sponsors the Coffee Talks, with an assist from Rockford Urban Ministries, the Social Responsibilities Committee of the UU Church, and friends of George LaForrest, Peter Reilley and Rev. John Breck.

For more information, call Stanley Campbell, director of Rockford Urban Ministries, at (815) 964-7111.

From the Dec. 6 – Dec. 12, 2006, issue

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