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Civil Rights

Ida B. Wells Working Group: Genuine Relationships as the Crucial Component Enabling the Prophetic Voice to Matter

When: June 10, 2021, 3:30 pm - Thursday

Where: Swang 110

Session 5

Session Abstract

We desperately need to create brave spaces where African Americans and white people can tell the truth to one another. This working group will reflect upon the work of Ida B. Wells as a passionate prophetic voice for our time. Truth telling in the setting of genuine relationships is the crucial component to enable the prophetic voice to matter. This approach was embodied in a yearlong conversation of truth-telling where a group engaged with one another, demonstrating a methodological example for a way forward in the racial healing paradigm.

 

Speakers

Catherine Meeks, Executive Director, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, GA, Convener

  • Catherine Meeks, Executive Director, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, GA and co-author, “Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time”, Participant
  • Nibs Stroupe, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Decatur, GA, retired and co-author, “Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time”, Participant
  • Cookye Rutledge, Young Scholars Academy, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Participant
  • Jan Schroeder, Episcopal Diocese of PA, Participant
  • Thomas Brackett, Episcopal Church Planting and Ministry Redevelopment, Ashville, NC, Participant
  • Nontomni Naomi Tutu, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills, CA, Participant
  • David Fleer, Lipscomb University, Participant
Speakers

Catherine Meeks, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, GA, Convener

  • Catherine Meeks, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, GA, Participant
  • Nibs Stroupe, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Participant
  • Cookye Rutledge, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Participant
  • Jan Schroeder, Episcopal Diocese of PA, Participant
  • Nontombi Naomi Tutu, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Participant
  • David Fleer, Lipscomb University, Participant

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