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Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility

In conjunction with the Chapel’s 50th Anniversary and commitment to furthering social justice nationally and internationally, this series will examine different understandings of and approaches to furthering human rights and civil liberties in the United States.  

The series provides a unique suite of virtual programs featuring keynote speakers and panelists who will share both the historical contexts and contemporary conditions for understanding some of the critical civil and human rights issues of today. Questions to be addressed will include: How have civil rights historically been understood and applied in this country? Who benefits from current civil rights, and who has been left out? Are there civil rights and liberties that are particularly at-risk today? How can we become more effective advocates and activists as we work to address injustice and create an equitable society? How can we rethink our approaches to the concept of rights, responsibilities, and civil liberties? And how can we sustain our passion for social justice and long-haul activism?

This lecture series begins the framing and conversation that will culminate in a multi-day symposium in October allowing further engagement with seasoned and emerging social justice leaders to explore intersecting civil and human rights topics, including how individuals, grassroots initiatives, and policy makers can work together to create a more equitable future for all.

More information and registrations for August & September events will open in July 2021.

Our Moral Obligation: Ensuring the Dignity of All
Thursday, July 22 2021, 6 PM

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival, addressed his perspective on US civil rights through a moral and faith-based lens.

The Struggle for Equality: LGBTQIA+ Rights

Check back for more information & registration in July.

Defending & Advancing the Rights of Immigrants

Check back for more information & registration in July.

American Indian Worldview on the Concept of Rights
Thursday, September 30 2021, 6 PM

Join us for a conversation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker and Tink Tinker.