Latreia's Last Engagemant Day

Students can join Latreia for the last engagement day with partners Amara and Rainier Valley Foodbank in Seattle's Rainier Valley. Pancake breakfast and lunch provided, as we contribute to the ongoing work of these organizations. Students can sign-up online and join us.


Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8:45 am - 2:30 pm


Urban Involvement Teams

Contact a team leader and join one of our Urban Involvement teams serving and learning with our Seattle area site partners weekly.



John M. Perkins Annual Lecture Series

Faith, Race and Evangelicalism

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Chapel 11:10 am, First Free Methodist Church

Chapel with Dr. John Perkins and Dr. Michael Emerson.

Forum 1:00-2:30 pm, SPU Upper Gwinn

Special forum with guest Dr. Michael Emerson, with responses by Chaplain Bo Lim and VP DEI Sandra Mayo.











Past Events


Justice Speaks! Student Leadership Event

April 2017, a two-day student leadership event engaging in areas of social justice, community development, and civic engagement through presentations, performances, and break-out groups from alumni, local leaders and artists.


Eleventh Annual Lecture Series: Paintings by Charles Ethan Porter

April 2016, a presentation and celebration of two historical works by African American artist Charles Ethan Porter (1847-1923) were donated to SPU's John Perkins Center by William Sacherek and Liselotte Lamerdin for the Center's tangible work of reconciliation with students and the community. The paintings now hang in the Ames Library on campus.

For Such a Time as This: the Challenges and Hope of Reconciliation

April 2015, SPU hosted an international conference presented by the Perkins Center in partnership with CBTE and ScholarLeaders International, exploring challenges and hopes of reconciliation with interdisciplinary scholars, visionaries, and leaders from around the world. 


Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice

Believing that the church needs to unite at a time when our country is so divided, we gathered in December 2014 to worship, pray, listen, encourage, and challenge each other.


Race in America After Ferguson

October 2014, Tali Hairston facilitated a dialogue with SPU faculty presenting a historical and theological context on the events of Ferguson and the struggles on race relations.  


Holla If You Hear Me Tour

2012 we hosted the Holla If You Hear Me Tour, inviting a robust discourse in spirituality, race and culture focusing through the struggle for equity and justice through the African American male story,