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A Community Impact Conversation About Racial Justice with Dr. Marcia Chatel...

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St. Columba's Episcopal Church

4201 Albemarle St NW

Washington, DC 20016

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The evening will begin with brief presentation on understanding structural inequality, framed as “Part I: In our World and In our Hearts.” We will use history to help us identify the ways that the sin of white supremacy and racism has shaped our communities. This session will include an opportunity to reflect, in small groups, about how inequality has shaped our lives to our advantage and to our disadvantage.

After a brief break, we will focus on “In our Mission: Envisioning the World We Want to See.” In this session, we will consider how our commitments to justice can animate itself in our communities. This session will also focus on building talking and listening tools for anti-racist Interventions and leadership. We will close the evening with a reflection on our communities.

Speaker Bio: Marcia Chatelain is professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Chatelain’s first book, South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015) examined the experiences of girls and young women doing the mass migration of African Americans from the Deep South to Chicago. Her forthcoming book, From Sit-In to Drive Thru: Fast Food and Black America (Liveright/Norton, 2019), explores the relationship between black business and civil rights. Chatelain is a public voice on the history of African American children, race in America, as well as social movements. In 2014, Chatelain organized her fellow scholars in a social media response to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, entitled #FergusonSyllabus. #FergusonSyllabus has led to similar initiatives online and has shaped curricular projects in K-12 settings, as well as academia. A frequent public speaker and consultant to educational institutions, Chatelain delivers lectures and workshops on inclusive teaching, social movements, and food justice. Chatelain has contributed to TheAtlantic.com, Time.com, Ms. Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and she has also been quoted in articles in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education; she has appeared on local television and national outlets including C-SPAN, MSNBC, CNN, BBC-America, and PBS. Chatelain hosts, “Office Hours: A Podcast,” in which she talks to millennials about what is most important to them. Chatelain is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and she holds a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University. Her service to Georgetown University has included sitting on the the University’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. In 2016, Chatelain was named a “Top Influencer in Higher Education,” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is a former Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Chatelain was on leave from Georgetown as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.

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