Linda Pessar (with microphone) formally presented the quilt to the congregation of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Attending the presentation were, from left, Hopewell Pastor Dennis Lee Jr.; Henry Louis Taylor Jr., professor in the School of Architecture and Planning; Kinzer M. Pointer, pastor of Agape Baptist Church; Pessar, professor emerita of psychiatry; and second-year medical students Jesse Cole, Angela Grassi, Alexandra Marrone and Jenna Herskind.
Linda Pessar (left), professor emerita of psychiatry, founder of the Health in the Neighborhood course and a seasoned quilter, with community member Barbara Smith.
L to R: Oluwole McFoy, a community member, shares a laugh with Angela Grassi, Henry Taylor, Jenna Herskind and Alexandra Marrone.
Among the sentiments on the quilt: Your hospitality has changed my heart. So incredibly thankful for this course, this community and families of the Martin Luther King neighborhood. Forever grateful and dedicated to change with your love and support. Peace unto you. Photo: Linda Pessar
Published September 4, 2018