Knoxville United: Lifting One Another In Kindness

Announcing a Greater Knoxville Kindness Rally on Saturday, August 26 at 1:00 PM
Knoxville United: Lifting One Another In Kindness

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, in partnership with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Compassion Coalition, is sponsoring a broad community gathering with the goal of growing a community of love on Saturday, August 26 at 1:00 PM in the Krutch Park Extension in downtown Knoxville.

At a time when demonstrations by hate groups are becoming increasingly common across America, including right here in Knoxville, the sponsors of this event felt a need to provide Knoxvillians with a peaceful, non-violent opportunity to show the world that we stand for the core values of love, justice and human dignity. Our hope is that all who stand for these values will gather in common cause with our Brothers and Sisters to show the world that Knoxville is striving to find a better way.

According to event co-organizer, Liza Zenni, the Kindness Rally is intended to give people who seek an outlet to express support for their fellow Knoxvillians a peaceful, safe, and supportive place to gather. Event co-organizer Jerry Askew adds, “I think it’s imperative that we speak out forcefully against hate and violence. Saturday’s event will provide Knoxvillians the opportunity to show who we really are.”

Schedule of speakers:

Welcome by Liza Zenni
Remarks by Grant Standefer
Remarks by Pastor Daryl Arnold
Closing Remarks by Jerry Askew

Music will be provided by Carol Z. Shane.

Speaker Bios:

Daryl W. Arnold is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and founder of the Overcoming Believers Church.
Jerry Askew is President of the Alliance for Better Nonprofits.
Grant Standefer is Executive Director of Compassion Coalition.
Liza Zenni is Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.

For questions, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or

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