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2016 Jack Crum Conference on Racism and White Privilege
April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
2016 Jack Crum Conference titled “Dare to Hear: An Honest Conversation about Race and the End to White Privilege”
Jack Crum Conference titled “Dare to Hear: An Honest Conversation about Race and the End to White Privilege” will take place on Saturday, April 9th, at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church
504 W. Chapel Hill Street • Durham, NC 27701
9-9:30 AM Registration
9:30-9:40 Welcome (Rev. Heather Rodriguez)
9:45 – 10:15 Opening Worship with Homily (Rev. Chris Brady)
10:15 – 11:15 Panel of Voices Sharing Stories
11:30 – 12:30 PM Facilitated Conversations in Small Groups
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch with Keynote Address (Dr. Jennifer Harvey)
1:30 – 2:30 Choice of Breakout Session
2:30 Closing Worship (Rev. Leonard Fairley)
Hannah Adair Bonner: Hannah Adair Bonner is the curator of The Shout: a spoken-word poetry focused artivism movement seeking to nurture a community of multi-ethnic, multi-generation, justice-seeking, solidarity-building people. She serves on the staff of St. John’s Downtown in Houston, Texas, and is ordained in the United Methodist Church. She graduated from Duke Divinity School and Furman University, but truly received her education from friends like you.
Jennifer Harvey: Jennifer Harvey is Professor of Religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. The courses Prof. Harvey teaches run the gamut in relation to her research interests. Broadly speaking, they focus on encounters of religion and ethics with race, gender, activism, politics, spirituality, justice, and any other aspect of social life in which religiosity decides to “show up.”
Rev. Leonard Fairley: Leonard grew up in Laurinburg, NC, graduating from Scotland High School, Pfeiffer College and Duke University’s School of Divinity. He has served the Sanford Circuit, St. Peters UMC in Hamlet and Soapstone UMC in Raleigh before becoming the Rockingham District Superintendent. After serving as DS for 7 years he returned to the local church in 2012 as Lead Pastor at Saint Francis UMC in Cary before being appointed Capital District Superintendent in June of 2015. Leonard has recently been selected by the North Carolina Conference delegation to the General and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conferences as their nominee to be elected a bishop in the United Methodist Church. The election will take place in July, 2016.
Manzoor Cheema: Manzoor Cheema has been active in human rights campaigns since 1999. In 2005, Manzoor launched a public access TV show, Independent Voices, from the Triangle area of North Carolina. Manzoor Cheema is an organizer against racism, Islamophobia and other forms of oppression. He founded a local coalition called Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERINC.org) in 2015. He has spoken on the topics of social justice at churches, synagogues, mosques, universities and rallies. Manzoor’s goal is to build a broad-based movement that employs a local-to-global perspective and connects various liberation struggles.