JPC News and Events


  • Leading Bravely Workshop with Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

    Dec 2, 2020

    Join us as we host Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil in her "Leading Bravely" workshop to equip church and community leaders towards building reconciling communities. 

  • SPU Screening of Just Mercy

    Jan 30, 2020

    SPU Screening of Just Mercy 

    On Tuesday, January 28, JPC hosted a screening of Just Mercy for SPU campus at AMC Pacific Place. A conversation with community partner, Sean Goode, Executive Director of Choose 180, followed the viewing. A JPC Resource Guide for community conversations was created for this occasion.

  • 14th Annual Perkins Lecture

    Apr 2, 2019

    Join us for the 14th annual Perkins Lecture Series, Tuesday, April 30, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., in First Free Methodist Church. This year, Dr. John Perkins will be joined by Erna Kim Hackett, lead pastor of The Way in Berkeley, California.

  • Holla If You Hear Me Tour

    Jun 26, 2018

    In 2012, the Perkins Center 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.

  • Race in America after Ferguson

    Jun 26, 2018

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

  • Urban Involvement

    Jun 18, 2018

    Engage with community partners by joining an Urban Involvement team to learn from and build community with one of our 11 partners around Seattle.

  • SPRINT 2018 to Colombia

    Jun 18, 2018

    Be part of the team supporting students on our Barranquilla, Colombia, immersion experience — through your giving and their fundraising.

  • CityQuest 2018

    Jun 18, 2018

    Incoming students fan out across greater Seattle on September 22, the Saturday before Autumn Quarter classes begin. Learn more.

  • Latreia’s Last Engagement Day

    May 1, 2018

    Students joined Latreia for the last engagement day with partners Amara and Rainier Valley Foodbank in Seattle’s Rainier Valley.

  • The 13th Annual John Perkins Lecture

    Apr 1, 2018

    The 13th annual Perkins lecture series — Faith, Race, and Evangelicalism — was held April 24, 2018, and included a visit from center co-founder Dr. John Perkins, along with Dr. Michael Emerson, provost of North Park University in Illinois.