Charis and the Agnes Scott College Department of Religion welcome Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes whose new book, I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation, offers a compelling argument that the Christian racial reconciliation movement is incapable of responding to modern-day racism. In I Bring the Voices, she demonstrates how reconciliation's roots in the evangelical, male-centered Promise Keepers' movement has resulted in a patriarchal and largely symbolic effort, focused upon improving relationships between men from various racial-ethnic groups. Refuting the idea that race and racism are "one-size-fits-all," I Bring the Voices of My People highlights the particular work that White Americans must do to repent of racism and to work toward racial justice and offers a constructive view of reconciliation that prioritizes eliminating racial injustice and healing the damage that it has done to African Americans and other people of color. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.
Disrupting the racist and sexist biases in conversations on reconciliation