11 2016

Civil Rights Activist Keshia Thomas Speaks at Monmouth Reform Temple

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Monmouth Reform Temple 332 Hance Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07722

Contact Helene Messer

Keshia Thomas, social activist and motivational speaker, will speak during Shabbat services at Monmouth Reform Temple on March 11. Services begin at 7 pm. Ms. Thomas' topic will be "The Power of One". She gained national prominence as a teenager in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1986, Keshia Thomas threw herself on a white man to protect him from the beatings of an angry mob who believed he was a supporter of the Ku Klux Klan. A high school student at the time, she chose to become a human shield for a man she did not know. That moment propelled her on a path of social justice that reverberates through her to this day. Last summer, she participated in America's March for Justice, walking the entire 1,000 mile path from Selma, AL to Washington DC.