A unique book event is slated for 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is the honorary chairman of this event in which a book signing will be held to raise resources to support The Young Men of Trinity.
This organization, sponsored by The Men of Trinity, promotes the spiritual formation and social development of teenage boys at Trinity and in the Takoma community. The event will focus on Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate," by the prize winning Washington journalist, Juan Williams.
Williams, a communicant at Trinity, was formerly was a member of its vestry and now serves on the Board of Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Foundation (The Washington National Cathedral).
In his new book, Williams maintains that his contract with National Public Radio (NPR) was terminated as part of a larger pattern of suppression of unwelcome opinions.
The following categories of support are available: SPONSOR: $500, PATRON: $250, SUPPORTER: $100. and PARTCIPANT: $100. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. in The Trinity Room for persons in the aforementioned categories. Guests will meet the author, get a photograph with him and a signed copy of the book.
A copy of the book will only be available at a charge of $25 during the 7 p.m. discussion that will be held for the public in Trinity's Parish Hall.
Contributions exceeding $30 may be deducted as a charitable gift and checks should be made payable to Trinity Episcopal Church with the notation of Men of Trinity in the memo section. For further information, please call 202.548.0830.