Northwest UU Justice Network

Author Talk: Race, Privilege and the Bridge to a New America - Sept. 16

Lecture, Panel Discussion and Q&A with

Jim Wallis

 New York Times best selling author,

editor of Sojourners magazine, theologian and social activist

McCaw Hall at Seattle Center, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle 

September 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.


The Treacy Levin Center presents Jim Wallis: Race, Privilege and the Bridge to a New America; a lecture, panel discussion and Q&A with Jim Wallis, New York Times best-selling author, editor of Sojourners magazine, theologian and social activist. Tickets on sale via Brown Paper Tickets.

Join us for an evening with Jim Wallis, as he explores the topic of his latest book, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. In it, he offers an analysis of America’s historical racism–its treatment of the indigenous population and its enslavement of Africans–and the lasting and devastating legacy brought about by what he calls “America’s original sin.” Describing himself as white, Christian, and evangelical, Wallis sees it as his faith’s obligation to “support the poor and vulnerable and defend those under attack.” He offers this path forward as a way to change our course: “Tell the truth, . . . love our neighbors, . . . welcome the stranger, . . .expose and oppose racial profiling, . . .defend Muslims…It is time to listen.”

Following his lecture, Jim Wallis will moderate a panel discussion, with participants Reverend Kelle Brown, Lead Pastor of Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ, Sr. Aneelah Afzali, attorney and Executive Director of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound’s MAPS-AMEN initiative, Estela Ortega, Executive Director of El Centro de La Raza, Senior Rabbi Daniel Weiner of Temple de Hirsch Sinai, and Pastor Terry Kyllo, Treacy Levine Board Member, Pastor of The Catacomb Churches and Director of Neighbors in Faith.

Introductory remarks will be by Father William Treacy, Co-Founder and Director For Life of the Treacy Levine Center.

The event will be hosted by Jeff Renner, Treacy Levine Center Board member, retired Chief Meteorologist for KING TV, speaker, and author.



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