Acclaimed civil rights leader John M. Perkins to deliver Capps Lecture

webready 2015 Capps Lecture posterOn Sunday, November 1, John M. Perkins will present the 2015 Capps Lecture, entitled “Has the Dream Become a Nightmare? Prospects For Reconciliation in the Wake of the New Racism.” The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Nau Hall 101 at the University of Virginia with a reception in Manley Commons to follow. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. Seating is first come, first served.

John M. Perkins was a civil rights leader in Mississippi in the 1960s and founded Voice of Calvary Ministries, a Christian community development ministry, with his wife Vera Mae. In 1983, Perkins established the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development, Inc., to advance the principles of Christian community development and racial reconciliation throughout the world. His publications include Let Justice Roll Down (2012) and Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Toward Beloved Community (2010).

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Upcoming Carter G. Woodson Forum — Engaging Race, August 27th – 4:30pm, 125 Minor Hall

Engaging Race: The Carter G. Woodson Forum Violence, Citizenship and Social JusticeNext week, the Carter G. Woodson Institute will host a forum titled “Engaging Race: Violence, Citizenship, and Social Justice.” Anchored by Khalil Muhammad, Executive Director of the Schomburg Center in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, this forum is inspired by recent events in Charleston, South Carolina. This event is co-sponsored by the Project on Lived Theology, will be held on Thursday August 27 at 4:30 at the University of Virginia in 125 Minor Hall.

Joining Khalil Muhammad will be Heather Thompson, Professor of History, University of Michigan; Dennis Childs, Professor of Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara; Anthea Butler, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania; and James Peterson, Professor of Africana Studies, Lehigh University.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute promotes interdisciplinary and collaborative research and interpretation of the African and African-American experience in a global context. For more information about the Institute: check out their website, find them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter @WoodsonUVA.

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