Theme: A Conversation on Race and Justice in America
Dates: April 8-11
Wednesday (8th): 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion (Seminary Chapel). Panel of seven male university students shared their experience of race in the United States, with questions primarily addressing their experience with the police. Andrews University chaplain Michael Polite moderated the conversation.
Thursday (9th): 7:00 p.m. Documentary Screening of “The New Jim Crow” (Seminary Chapel)
Friday (10th): 7:00 p.m. Race, Justice and Adventism (Pioneer Memorial Church). Alex Angellakis interviewed Steve Yeagley, assistant vice president of student life at Andrews University.
• 4:00 p.m. Keynote presentation: Paul Buckley (Seminary Chapel)
• 6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Karyle Barnes, who was raised near Ferguson, MO, shared what he learned from the killing of Michael Brown in August 2014. Wendora Thompson spoke about the health outcomes among minorities. Robert Bailey addressed race consciousness. Nicholas Miller presented on emerging legislation relevant to racial issues. Finally, Twyla Smith and Shannon Trecartin taught about white privilege and microaggression.
Summit on Race and Justice Held at Andrews University (Jeff Boyd, Adventist Today)