Chatham University

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration : "Black Bodies and the Justice of God"

Saturday, January 13, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Cost: Free and Dinner is Included

Join us as we attend this event through the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. We will provide transportation to and from this event.

BLACK BODIES AND THE JUSTICE OF GOD

FOURTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON RACE AND FAITH AND THE KELSO LECTURE

Lecturer
Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean, Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary

Overview / Schedule
In 2014, in the wake of tensions surrounding the grand jury decision not to indict the police officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown, the Union Baptist Church of Swissvale and Pittsburgh Mennonite Church together contacted Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to begin to address through ongoing conversations what Martin Luther King described as the “most segregated hour of the week”—namely time spent in worship. Now in its fourth year of conversation, the Seminary is hosting the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, an American scholar and social justice activist, as the 2018 Kelso Endowed Lecturer. Her lecture will be the centerpiece of a day-long event designed to equip and empower individuals to form on-going relationships that cross traditional boundaries to work for justice, especially racial justice. This event is free to participants and targeted toward students, community members, and members and leaders in faith-based organizations.

Following the keynote presentation, participants will break into small groups for discussion on questions raised during the lecture. A community meal in which people of diverse backgrounds—economic, racial, and geographic (myriad Pittsburgh communities)—will break bread together will be held at the conclusion of the day's sessions.


This lecture is supported by the James A. Kelso Endowment. Co-sponsored with Metro-Urban Institute, PTS.

Registration and Directions

Register Online

Fee : Free and Dinner is Included

Event Contact Information

Randi Congleton
412-365-2499
r.congleton@chatham.edu

Directions

Transportation will be provided.