Charis welcomes co-authors Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe in celebration of their book, Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time. In Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time, Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe embark upon a brave and hopeful mission. Having come by separate life paths, this African-American woman and this white American man seek to stand together upon common ground, the revolutionary witness of an extraordinary, and too-little recalled black journalist and churchwoman. Wells' life remains a profound witness for faith-based work of visionary power, resistance, and resilience for today's world, when the forces of injustice stand in opposition to progress. Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe will share a bit about how they came to study Ida B. Wells and how her life and legacy may provide a way forward for all people in this political moment of consolidation of power.
This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event. The suggested donation is $5.
-Reflections on current affairs through the lens of history -A resource for social justice and resilience Ida B. Wells was a powerful churchwoman and witness for justice and equity from 1878-1931. Born enslaved, her witness flowed through the struggles for justice in her lifetime, especially in the intersections of African Americans, women, and those who were poor.