Race in America: Black and White Allyship
A Little About A Lot Monthly Series
Online Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m. – free of charge!
On Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, the Center will host another installment of its monthly discussion series called A Little About A Lot. The series engages the community in discussions around topics of social, religious, and spiritual interest. A Little About A Lot uses short formats like podcasts, web posts, short books, and videos curated from around the digital world.
The January discussion is “Race in America: Black and White Allyship.” During the discussion, we will explore the historic difficulties of addressing and eradicating racial strife between Blacks and Whites in America. The discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Alexander Gee, Lead Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, president and founder of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development and its renowned initiative, Justified Anger. Dr. Gee studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fuller Seminary, and Bakke Graduate University, where he earned his doctorate. He is the author of two books, recipient of numerous awards, including the City of Madison’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, and is host of the award-winning Black Like Me podcast.
The 2-hour discussions are held virtually via Zoom and are led and hosted by Center for Spiritual Wisdom. Participants are asked to consume the following selection of materials prior to the discussion on January 12 (approximately one hour 30 minutes in total):
- Video: Nehemiah’s 30th Anniversary video – “30 Years of Community Impact is Almost Magic” (3:55 mins)
- Video: Video overview of the Center For Black Excellence and Culture (3:18 mins)
- Newspaper Article: Dr. Gee’s initial newspaper editorial that was the springboard for the Justified Anger movement (~12 mins)
- Podcast: Dr. Gee’s first interview with Robin DiAngelo on his podcast Black Like Me (1 hour 10 mins)
There is no fee for this event. However, donations to Center for Spiritual Wisdom, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, will be gratefully accepted. A suggested donation of $5 or more per discussion will help us continue to offer this and similar events.
Registrations will be received on a first-come, first-served basis and you can choose to make a donation via Eventbrite. After registration, participants will receive a discussion guide that focuses on key themes, and a dedicated link to join the online discussion.
A Little About A Lot is held the 2nd Thursday of each month. So mark your calendars and look to register in Eventbrite! Stay tuned for other discussions planned for A Little About A Lot.
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