Our Share the Plate partner for the months of March and April is Black Votes Matter Institute which funds and conducts an annual educational tour for 40 Omaha high school students to visit more than 15 Southern civil rights venues. The tour includes the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where a bombing killed four young girls in 1963. There has been numerous pre-tour events to give the high schoolers the perspective to better understand the significance of the civil rights landmarks they’ll be seeing. The tour objective is to develop potential leaders.
Preston Love, the founder and director of Black Votes Matter and an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded the Black Votes Matter Institute.
Please give generously to March and April’s Share the Plate offering to support Black Votes Matter Institute and our church.
You do not need to wait until Sunday to donate to Black Votes Matter Institute! Text your donation to 402-809-4928. It’s easy! Type the dollar amount. (No dollar sign or decimals.) Type stp after the number. Hit send. You will receive a link with a few simple instructions to complete your transaction. Example: Do you want to donate $5 to Share the Plate? Enter: 5 stp