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, 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 themselves and 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 within a 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 heal in the present moment.
Join the Commission for Dismantling Racism on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. to hear Dr. Angela Sims, author of "Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror," which chronicles the history and aftermath of lynching in America. By rooting her work in oral histories, Dr. Sims gives voice to the memories of African American elders who remember lynching not only as individual acts but as a culture of violence, domination, and fear. The event is free but registration is required.