fbpx
62.1 F
Spokane
Thursday, May 23, 2024
HomeNewsAustin Channing Brown, a leading voice on racial justice, coming to Whitworth

Austin Channing Brown, a leading voice on racial justice, coming to Whitworth

Date:

Related stories

Local coffee businesses brew support for YWCA, domestic violence survivors

Read how local coffee shops support domestic violence survivors as the Coffee Collective to raise money for YWCA Spokane's programs.

Catholics across Idaho and America unite for first ever Eucharistic pilgrimage 

Learn about the United States' largest Eucharistic pilgrimage. Discover the spiritual revival it is expected to bring Catholics in Idaho and the U.S.

‘Fearless Living’ Life Coach Rhonda Britten to speak at Unity on May 26

Experience Rhonda Britten's Fearless Living talk at Unity Spiritual Center Sunday. Learn her life story of overcoming obstacles in her path.

Spokane Pride unveils ‘Pride History and Remembrance Project’

Discover the new Pride History and Remembrance Project at Spokane Pride. Explore exhibits showcasing LGBTQ+ history.

Matt Shea hosts ‘Season of Revival’ events with Christian nationalists

As 2024 election nears, Matt Shea will host events with Christian nationalists like Michael Flynn, to reshape America into Christian nation.

Our Sponsors

spot_img
spot_img

Austin Channing Brown, a prominent new voice on racial justice and author of “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” will be the featured speaker at Whitworth University for African American Heritage Month on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

Her book, released in May 2018, quickly rose to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list and has received high acclaim from many reviewers.

Brown’s first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations and churches, Brown writes, “I had to learn what it means to love blackness.”

According to a press release, she has worked with nonprofits, churches, parachurch ministries and universities in both the urban and suburban context for the advancement of racial justice and reconciliation. Most recently she served as a resident director and multicultural liaison at Calvin College.

During her talk at Whitworth Brown will explore the topics of racial justice, black womanhood and the current state of today’s world.

If everyone who reads and appreciates FāVS, helps fund it with a tax-deductible donation, we can provide more news like this. For as little as $5, you can support FāVS – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

 

[give_form id=”53376″ show_title=”true” display_style=”button”]

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

Our Sponsors

spot_img
spot_img
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x