The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta's Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism and the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing extend an invitation to you to attend a lecture which will be given by Dr. Angela D. Sims. She is the Dean of Academic Programs, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Chair in Church and Society, Associate Professor of Ethics and Black Church Studies at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas. She is the author of Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror. In this book, she explores many powerful and thought provoking themes while “revealing much about the bond between memory and moral formation. She discovers the courage and hope inherent in the power of recall.” The book is based upon the stories of those who witnessed lynchings or who were almost lynched themselvesand by “tending to the words of these witnesses, Sims exposes not only a culture of fear and violence but the practice of story and memory as well as the narrative hope withina renewed possibility for justice.”
Dr. Sims' lecture will be instructive, passionate and thought provoking, a talk that you will not wish to miss. She is inspiring and a very powerful resource in helping to create the space for brave conversations on our racial history which can lead us to healing in the present moment.
We are grateful for the collaborative support provided for this event by our sisters and brothers at All Saints Episcopal Church. The event is free but registration is required.