A Way Out

CBJ will host a Zoom conversation with a group of African-American panelists who grew up in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Cleveland, and have gone on to thrive as adults.  They will share their personal stories, including the hurt each carries from years of racism, and how each has found a way out. 
The panelists:

  • Lucious Terrell is a community leader and pastor who partnered with Ken Leventhal for over 15 years and jointly developed the CFO mentoring, basketball, and educational program.

  • Luvirt Parker is the Lead Pastor of the Christ Community Church in Cleveland. Developed Church basketball leagues including rap sessions with inner city players led by members of his church.
  •  Lu Anne Peters has been the Director of Lexington Bell Community Center for 25 years. LBCC provides early learning and after school enrichment in Cleveland, OH.
  •  Devonte Cooper was raised in housing projects and survived many traumatic events. He wrote a book called Biological Disconnection that went into the depths into healing process.
  • Larry Wilcox came from a broken home, moving from one place to another. At 14, he came to the CFO and found support and direction. He enlisted in the army and served in Afganistan.

Co-moderated by Ken Leventhal and Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon.

Our member Ken Leventhal is connected to these panelists through a mentoring program he created in Cleveland to reach teenage boys through basketball. 


You’re welcome to bring your dinner while participating.


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