Austin Channing Brown with Gail Song Bantum & Brenda Salter McNeil
Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7, when she discovered her parents named her Austin so that future employers would assume she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, the author “had to learn what it means to love blackness," a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America's racial divide as a writer, speaker and expert who helps organizations practice genuine inclusion. In a time when nearly all institutions (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (Convergent Books), is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words.
Austin Channing Brown appears in conversation with Quest Church Executive Pastor Gail Song Bantum and Quest Church Teaching Pastor Brenda Salter McNeil, who is also Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Seattle Pacific University. Click below to RSVP and for more information.