Lecture Series Features Race, Religion, And Culture Author

Jemar Tisby, president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, will be guest speaker for the 2021 Don Williams and Royce Money Distinguished Lecture Series at Abilene Christian University Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10-11.

The series, hosted by ACU’s Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action, will be presented in person and virtually. Both are free and open to the public. The in-person lectures will begin at 6:30 p.m. both nights in Cullen Auditorium on the ACU campus. The online lectures will begin at the same time.

There are two options for registration: General admission and Livestream admission. Only select General if you plan on attending the event physically and Livestream if you plan to attend virtually. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-don-williams-and-royce-money-distinguished-lecture-series-tickets-138284140587

Wednesday evening, Tisby will speak on “White Supremacy and the Evangelical Church: Untangling Race, Politics, and Religion in America.” Thursday evening, his topic will be, “Surviving as a POC at a PWI.”

As president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, Tisby writes about race, religion and culture. He is the author of The New York Times best-selling book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, which received honors in 2019 for Book of the Year from the Englewood Review of Books and Best Religion and Spirituality Books from the Library Journal.

He also co-hosts the podcast “Pass The Mic,” which amplifies dynamic voices for a diverse church. His writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN and Vox. Tisby is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Mississippi, where he studies race, religion and social movements in the 20th century.

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