Next week, starting April 8, you’re invited to participate in “What Ferguson Means For Us,” University Presbyterian Church’s ongoing conversation on race, justice, and hope for reconciliation in Seattle.
SPS’s own Dr. David Leong will kick off the four-week series with “I Don’t See Race” on a history of housing segregation in Seattle.
When: Wednesday, April 8, 7-9 PM
Where: University Presbyterian Church
4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Here’s the full lineup:
April 8: “I DON’T SEE RACE.”
A History of Housing Segregation in Seattle
Speaker: Dr. David Leong, Professor of Missiology and Director of Global and Urban Ministry at Seattle Pacific University’s School of Theology.
April 15: “HOW DO YOU KNOW HE WAS INNOCENT?”
A Comparison of Criminal Justice Practices in Ferguson and King County
Speakers: Dr. Robert Chang, Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University;
Mark Larson, Chief Criminal Deputy of the King County Prosecutor’s Office, & Jeff Geohagen, SWAT officer with the Seattle Police Department.
April 22: “I WORKED HARD TO GET WHERE I AM.”
White Privilege and Interracial Reconciliation
Speakers: Pastor Harvey Drake, Senior Pastor of Emerald City Bible Fellowship and President/Founder of Urban Impact;
Pastor Ken Kierstead, Outreach Pastor at UPC.
April 29: “KOREANS HAVE THEIR OWN CHURCH. WHY CAN’T WE HAVE OURS?”
The Church’s Imperative to Become Multiethnic
Speaker: Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at Northpark Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and author of “The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity.”
Saturday Workshop, April 25, 9 AM-12 PM, “I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TAKE ABOUT RACE.”
Working Out Reconciliation Together
Facilitator: Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil, Associate Professor of Reconciliations Studies at Seattle Pacific University and author of “The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change.”
*Registration required for Saturday workshop here:
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