Racial Justice Series in May

This May, Adult Education is hosting several opportunities for conversations around racial justice.

Kent Workman will lead Adult Church School sessions in the chapel on May 12 and 19, “Race, Bias and Privilege: It’s Time To Talk.”  Kent has worked with the Lyman Briggs Multicultural Alliance, COLORS (Council of Leaders Opposing Racism), the Office of Inclusion, and LGBT community.  Kent was awarded the All University Excellence in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rev. Dr. Melanie Morrison will speak at our church on Sunday, May 19, 6-7:30pm on “Beyond Good Intentions: The Role White People Must Play in Racial Justice.” Melanie S. Morrison is the Director of Allies for Change. She is a seasoned social justice educator, activist, pastor, and author with 30 years experience designing and facilitating transformational group process.  Her newest book is Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham. All are welcome.

You may also be interested in attending Jennifer Harvey’s talk about her newest book, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America on Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm at the East Lansing Public Library. This event is co-sponsored by Allies for Change and the East Lansing Public Library.