John M. Perkins Center Eighth Annual Lecture Series
& Reconciliation Summit 2013
John Perkins, internationally known reconciliation advocate, is returning to Seattle Pacific University!
Join us for a full day of events on Tuesday, April 16. We also encourage you to participate in the full engagement of events from April 14-17.
Find out about events for the Reconciliation Summit 2013, April 14-17.
2013 Perkins Center Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 16
Chapel: John Perkins Eighth Annual Lecture
John Perkins, one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement, returns to SPU for his annual lecture. An internationally known author, speaker, and teacher, he is the co-founder of SPU's John Perkins Center.
9:30 a.m., First Free Methodist Church
Justice Speaks Community Forum: Coming to the Table
Join us, with guest Thomas DeWolf, John Perkins and Tali Hairston, for a unique engagement in working together on the themes of faith, racial justice and equity, as reflected in Taproot Theatre’s production of “The Whipping Man.” We will engage stories of our past, as well as understanding the ways history shapes our identity filters.
7:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons (SPU Campus)
Wednesday, April 17
Taproot Production of "The Whipping Man"
Three men are bound together in the Jewish faith tradition - a Jewish Confederate soldier home from war and two former slaves who served his family. All of them bear scars from their past, both visible and invisible. As they gather to observe Passover, their shared history and secrets threaten the freedom of all three men. This play runs March 27 - April 27.
7:30 p.m., Taproot Theatre
Dr. Perkins will be giving a brief Talkback after the performance.
To hear more about the story of "The Whipping Man", check out this interview on King FM Arts Channel with Taproot Theatre's Scott Nolte and Perkins Center's Tali Hairston.