Martin, Me, and What Now?
My friend Al Lingo from Atlanta will be guest artist with the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players improvisational troupe for a performance, Martin, Me and What Now? The performance will be Sunday, April 15th at 2:30 pm at the Community of Reconciliation Church, 100 North Bellefield Ave. @ Fifth, Pittsburgh 15213.
Al will be telling stories of his friend, Martin Luther King, whom he knew in the 60s when he was a member of the field staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference civil rights campaigns in Florida and Alabama. Using the singing, dancing storytelling forms of InterPlay the performance will strive to highlight and connect lessons from the 60s dramatically troubled time, to our own time. Suggested donation for the performance is $10. Call 817 706-4967 for more information.
Al is also In town at the invitation of another friend Jaamal Craig, whose organization Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) is holding a fundraising dinner the evening of Sunday, April 15th at 5 pm at the Westin Hotel. Another of Al’s friends, Andrew Young, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets can be purchased at http://piin.org/2018/03/13/announcing-our-2018-annual-banquet-speaker/
A lay Dharma Teacher in the Buddhist tradition of Plum Village and a Protestant Minister represents the Breathing Heart Sangha in Decatur, Georgia. He has presented retreats for mindfulness practice combined with the psychosynthesis program, "Unconditional Love and Forgiveness" in the United States, Europe and India during the 1990's and into the first years of the twenty-first century. In the 1960's he joined Martin Luther King Jr. as field staff in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference civil rights campaigns in Florida and Alabama. In the 1970's and 1980's, he served as a faculty member of the Ecumenical Institute and the Institute of Cultural Affairs in Chicago, Bombay, Manila, and Nairobi. Al Lingo is currently learning to become a teacher of InterPlay.