Lectures at Lovett
We are excited to welcome the following speakers to campus. Many of these events are open to the public, so please plan to join us!
Fearless Dialogues: A New Moment for Justice
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Thursday, January 11, 2018
7:00pm Recaption featuring music, food and the artistry of Fearless Dialogues
8:00pm Author Talks
In a national climate where political pundits spar on television, and social media debates end in stalemate, there are a few models that demonstrate conversation across lines of difference. Yet families, congregations, schools, and corporations desire pathways to engage in meaningful conversations and face difficult subjects. Recognizing this desire for community conversations, Ellison founded Fearless Dialogues, an organization that creates unique spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard heartfelt conversations about taboo subjects.
Gregory C. Ellison II is a product of the Atlanta Public School System, proud alumnus of Fredrick Douglass High School, and the first black male inducted into the Emory College Hall of Fame. He received his Master of Divinity degree and Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently an associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Emory's Chandler School of Theology.
Fearless Dialogues delivers programs through teams of Fearless Dialogues Animators - musicians, educators, scholars and activists rooted in theory, pedagogy and artists of the See.Hear.Change. model. In the last four years the Fearless Dialogues team has worked with gang leaders in New Orleans, activists in Ferguson, heads of state in the Bahamas, and more recently, schools and corporations. For more information, please visit www.fearlessdialogues.com.
Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years. He has returned to civil rights history in his latest book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement(2013). His 2009 memoir, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, chronicles an unprecedented eight-year project to gather a sitting president’s comprehensive oral history secretly on tape. His cover story for the October 2011 issue of The Atlantic, “The Shame of College Sports,” touched off continuing national debate. Aside from writing, Taylor speaks before a wide variety of audiences. He began his career as a magazine journalist for The Washington Monthly in 1970, moving later to Harper’s and Esquire. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
This event will take place on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater.