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Book Study Series: I Bring the Voices of My People

August 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm CDT

Too often, the Church in America has been the Church of America solely preach the propaganda that America is the land of the free and the home of the brave and denying its prophetic call to call out injustice and equip its members with holy tools to dismantle systems of oppression.  Let’s change that together. 

Scarritt Bennett Center’s Racial Justice Ministries is inviting clergywomen of all races in the Nashville area who are committed to racial reconciliation to participate in a study of Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes’ book I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation.  The study will create brave space for clergywomen to explore, ask questions, share thoughts, and live out racial reconciliation in preparation to bring it back to our ministry locations.  The study begins August 18th and will meet weekly at 6pm through September 15th culminating with a dinner reception with and lecture from the author.

Dates & Times:

  • August 18th– September 8th , Weekly at 6pm
  • Now – August 7th – Early registration: $25
  • August 6th – Full registration: $50

Register for the I Bring the Voices of My People book study

Trouble registering? Send email to [email protected]


August 18th – Rev. Kelli X, Director of Racial Justice Ministries, Scarritt Bennett Center

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Racism Is Not about Feelings or Friendship

August 25th – Dr. Monique Moultrie, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Georgia State University

  • Chapter 2. Racism Is Not a Stand-Alone Issue

September 1st – Rev. Dori Gorman, Chaplain, YMCA of Middle Tennessee

  • Chapter 3. The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

September 8thRev. Dr. Phillis Shepherd, Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture & Director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

  • Chapter 4. Reconciliation Begins with a Curse

September 15th – Rev. Kelli X, Director of Racial Justice Ministries, Scarritt Bennett Center

  • Chapter 5. Our Spiritual Strivings

Each session will be held on the historical campus of Scarritt Bennett Center located at 1027 18th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37212 in the International Room, unless otherwise notified.  Please, park in parking lot B.

We will begin each week at 6pm with the hope of completing at 7:30pm.  Hearty refreshments will be provided.


August 25, 2022
6:00 pm –7:30 pm
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Scarritt Bennett Center
1027 18th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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