Yale law professor to speak at Hamden interfaith King service

Michael Wishnie

Michael Wishnie

HAMDEN — Michael Wishnie, a professor at Yale Law School who has focused on immigration, low-wage workers and veterans, will be the guest speaker at Congregation Mishkan Israel’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. interfaith service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Wishnie, who is also counselor to Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken, has also focused his teaching and law practice on labor and employment, habeas corpus, civil rights and governmental transparency, according to a press release.

He and he is students have represented unions, churches, veterans’ groups and grass-roots organizations.

Mishkan Israel has celebrated the life of King, who spoke at the synagogue on Oct. 20, 1961, since the 1970s. This is the seventh year the King service will be an interfaith event. It will include leaders of Jewish, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Baha’i and Unitarian Universalist faiths.

The service will be led by Rabbi Herbert Brockman and music will be provided by the Afro-Semitic Experience. Mishkan Israel is located at 785 Ridge Road. For more information, call 203-288-3877.