Heritage to Host ‘A Candid Discussion on Civility’ on Feb. 21

Heritage to Host ‘A Candid Discussion on Civility’ on Feb. 21

Event features NPR host Joshua Johnson, Pastor A.R. Bernard Sr., and TV entrepreneur Armstrong Williams

Feb 14, 2019 1 min read

WASHINGTON – The Heritage Foundation and The Gloucester Institute will host the 2nd Annual Jay A. Parker Lecture and Reception in honor of the late Jay A. Parker, founding father of the emerging black conservative movement. Prominent leaders will engage in a frank discussion about the dangerous decline in civil discourse and salute leaders who are making significant contributions to our national conversation.


What: 2nd Annual Jay A. Parker Lecture and Reception: “Remembering Our History and Celebrating the Future: A Candid Discussion on Civility”

Who: Pastor A. R. Bernard, Sr., founding pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in New York City, and founder of the Brooklyn Preparatory School and Cultural Arts Academy Charter School; Joshua Johnson host of NPR’s 1A; Armstrong Williams, host of The Armstrong Williams Show, CEO of Howard Stirk Holdings.

When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:00 P.M.

Where: The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002


How: Register online here. For media inquiries call (202) 675-1761 or email [email protected]


As the leader of the Lincoln Institute for Education and Research, Jay Parker shared his voice with many black conservative intellectuals as editor of The Lincoln Review. As an active member of the American African Affairs Association, he also worked to spread freedom and democracy in newly independent African nations.


As the nation’s largest, most broadly-supported conservative research and educational institution—a think tank—The Heritage Foundation has been the bastion of the American conservative movement since our founding in 1973. More than 500,000 dues-paying members support our vision to build an America where freedom, prosperity, opportunity and civil society flourish.

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