Multicultural Speaker Series Featuring Rev. Dwight Ford
Our aim for this series is to provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to engage diverse residents and employees from multiple sectors in the Quad Cities region, broaden their networks, and enhance their awareness of diversity issues.
This Multicultural speaker series is called, “Living with Mirrors of Conscience and Windows of Hope!” The presentation will share information about the existing challenges people of color and families of low-income status face daily in the Quad Cities. To confront these challenges, the presenter will offer a set of solutions through a lens of conscience-based commitments which inspire more awareness, connectivity, understanding, shared responsibility, and greater expectations of possibilities in our Quad Cities region.
About Rev. Dwight Ford:
Rev. Dwight Ford is currently the Executive Director of Project NOW. Project NOW is a community action agency that serves low-income families and seniors in Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties. Prior to serving at Project NOW he was Executive director of the Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership and Executive Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Rock Island. He was born in Crystal Springs, Mississippi and reared in Rock Island, Illinois. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and successfully completed a six-year military career which included Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm service tours. He is an ordained Baptist pastor and Founded Grace City Church in Rock Island.
Reverend Ford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is currently a Doctoral student in a dual program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He is married to Dr. Kit Ford, and they have two children-Imani and Justice.
Multicultural Speaker Series Featurin...
Date and Time
Tuesday Oct 25, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Tuesday October 25th, 2022
Check in begins at 11:30am
Program starts at Noon
Location: Western Illinois University Quad Cities Campus.
Address: 3300 River Dr, Moline, IL 61265
Riverfront Hall Room 103 & 104
$15.00 for Members
$20.00 for Future Members $12.50 for Students Taking a group?
$110 for table of 8