The Mayor's proposal to remove four monuments from prominent locations in New Orleans has generated much highly charge comment over the past six months. Along with high profiled shootings across this country and the newest round of conversations over the confederate battle flag, this city and this nation are once again trying to address the reality of race that has shaped so much of who we are.
However, most of that conversation has generated more heat than light. We at St. Paul's, are going to try something different for five Wednesday nights - October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18 - St. Paul's will attempt to become a constructive part of this local and national conversation on race. Through the use of some outside speakers and much internal conversation, we will focus more on how to have the conversation on the matters of race, and less on what to think.
Wednesdays at 6:30PM
October 21: Presentation by Bishop Duncan with discussion and conversation
October 28: Conversation facilitated by Dr. Susan Glisson Director, The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
November 4: Presentation by Dr. Susan Glisson with conversation
November 11: Presentation by Dr. Rosanne Adderley Associate Professor, Department of History Tulane University with conversation
November 18: Speaker: TBA / Concluding conversations