The New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue will be having a meeting on Zoom on Thursday February 17th, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm. Our speaker will be Rev Charles E. Becknell, Sr. Rev Becknell will be speaking on the topic of his book, No Challenge – No Change (Growing Up Black in New Mexico).
Charles E. Becknell, Sr. is an author, experienced manager, poet and an ordained minister. He earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education, and a Doctorate Degree in American Studies. He has taught in the public schools and on the college and university levels.
Rev Becknell an area church pastor, teacher and author— is ready to share his account of what life was like growing up black in the state.
The longtime civil rights activist recently wrote and self-published an autobiography titled, “No Challenge— No Change: Growing Up Black in New Mexico.”
Becknell said his book is designed to open up a window for others to look into and see what it was like growing up black in an atmosphere of racism and segregation in southeastern New Mexico.
The book gives his account of his education, racial tensions in black communities, the criminal justice system and Southwest politics.
Dr. Becknell is the author of five books, Black Culture in America, Blacks in the Workforce, Expressions: A Collection of Poems by Dr. Charles E. Becknell, No Challenge – No Change, and his latest book Voices from the African American Village.
Reverend Becknell is a proponent of nonviolent social change and he has devoted his life to racial conciliation. He is an advocate for children and adults who cannot speak up for themselves.
If you plan to join this dialogue Zoom call, please register at NMInterfaithDialogue@gmail.com . Please send by February 15th, your name & contact information in which you will be accessing the Zoom link. The link will be sent to you on February 17th in the morning, the day of the Zoom call.