The Charleston Metropolitan Church of Christ will present the Charleston Racial Unity Leadership Summit on August 9-11, 2018 in partnership with the ACU Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action. The summit kicks off on Thursday, August 9 at 5:30pm with a welcome from Bobby L. Green, Jr., minister of Charleston Metropolitan Church of Christ. Speakers from all over the United States will be presenting including Dr. Jerry Andrew Taylor, an associate professor of Bible and Ministry at Abilene Christian University in Texas.
The main theme of the summit is the history of race and the ongoing challenges of racial unity in the United States. Topics of discussion will include an examination of law, color and religion, what school ratings and scores mean, the collective spiritual response to white rage in the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting, The Education of the Negro and The Miseducation of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy, Mary McLeod Bethune’s “Last Will & Testament” and the Greensboro Massacre of 1979.
The summit will also include a Gullah Geechee history lesson with storyteller Jackie Mickel and a Gullah Geechee themed tour of Charleston and surrounding areas. Tour price is not included in the registration fee.
Advance tickets to the summit are available through July 31 for $70 and include continental breakfast and box lunches. On-site registration will be $75. Registration is required and seating is limited. Tour price is an additional $25. The event will be held at the Alfred Williams Community Center (4441 Durant Avenue) in North Charleston.