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Speaker Series on Race: Dr. Catherine Meeks

Speaker Series on Race

In the Speaker Series on Race co-hosted by Bishop Hughes and the Namaste Anti-Racism Commission, three leaders from within The Episcopal Church reflect on the question “How are we talking about race in The Episcopal Church?” Each speaker will provide a unique understanding and an opportunity for reflections on race.

The speaker for Monday, December 7, 2020 was Dr. Catherine Meeks. (Time 1:27:39.)

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. is the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing as well as the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-cultural Studies and Sociology from Wesleyan College. Catherine is an author who has published seven books including her recently co-authored book, Passionate for Justice, Ida B. Wells- A Prophet for Our Times which was released in September 2019 and her edited book Living Into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America which focuses on racial healing and reconciliation published in 2016. She is a regular contributor to Hospitality which is published monthly by the Open Door Community. She is involved with prison work and faithfully visits a person who was formally on death row. She is committed to working for the abolition of the death penalty, writing and helping to create spaces where transformation and rebirth can occur.