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Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness with Austin Channing Brown

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St. Paul's Chapel (Tues. 11/27)

St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Thurs. 11/29)

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New York

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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness with author and speaker Austin Channing Brown

In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Her stories bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric--from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.

Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God's ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness--if we let it--can save us all.

Tuesday November 27 at St. Paul’s Chapel - 209 Broadway

Thursday November 29 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church - 521 W 126th St

Doors open at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30pm, followed by a reception and book signing.

Copies of Brown’s I’m Still Here will be available for purchase at both events.


More about I’m Still Here:

"Moves the race conversation forward . . . Brown offers a powerful perspective on race with her first-hand account." —WNYC.org

“Austin is one of my most important teachers. I’m Still Here is devastating, beautiful, and haunting and it leaves no room for a tepid reaction. Her crystal-clear voice will move you, push you, and break your heart. Prophetic and tender, I plan to put this book in every pair of hands I know and join her in the dismantling of white supremacy. She’s still here, and I’m with her.”
—Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author of Of Mess and Moxie and For the Love

"I read Austin Channing Brown’s incredible book in one sitting. This is one that every black woman needs to read to be validated and every white person needs to read to receive some perspective . . . Brown has concisely articulated the burdens, questions, and frustrations that I find myself experiencing daily as a black woman."
Sojourners


About Austin Channing Brown:

Austin Channing Brown is a seasoned racial justice leader and an important voice in today’s conversation about race in America. She holds a master’s degree in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. She directed a mission site on the west side of Chicago, creating interactive opportunities for youth to engage issues of poverty and injustice. She also served on staff with Willow Creek Community Church developing strategies and programming around multiculturalism. Currently, she is resident director and multicultural liaison for Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Austin travels the country throughout the year sharing her message at colleges, universities, conferences, and churches.

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St. Paul's Chapel (Tues. 11/27)

St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Thurs. 11/29)

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New York

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