Understanding Our Past to Change the Future

Inaugural ODEI Diversity Lecture with author, historian, and speaker Jemar Tisby

To learn more about Jemar’s work, watch his 15-minute video on the history of race and the church and 5-minute video on the race conversation today.

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Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 5–6:15 p.m.
Location: Upper Gwinn Commons
Free and open to the public. Venue will open at 4:30 p.m. Seating is limited.

Drawing on his highly acclaimed book The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism (2019), Jemar Tisby will explore the connection between the church and racism throughout American history. He will offer practical steps for Christians to understand and fight against their own complicity in institutional racism, both individually and corporately.

Tisby is a Christian, author, historian, and speaker. He serves as president of The Witness, a Black Christian Collective, and is co-host of the Pass The Mic podcast. Tisby is currently completing his PhD program in history at the University of Mississippi.

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Accessibility, Parking, and Directions

Wheelchair accessible. To request disability accommodation, contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in advance of the event at odei@spu.edu.

Guests of this event may park in campus commuter parking lots after 4:30 p.m. Parking is also available on local residential streets as marked.

Directions to campus

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Sponsored by the SPU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion