Race Matters: Faith & Philanthropy in the African American Community

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Race Matters: Faith & Philanthropy in the African American Community

Lake Distinguished Visitor Panel presented by Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Christian Theological Seminary, and the 2018 Spirit & Place Festival.

Explore the intersections of faith, race, and philanthropy with moderator, Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and panelists, Dr. Brad Braxton, Aimée Laramore and Rev. Starsky Wilson.

Featured panelist Starsky Wilson has led congregational activism through his work at Saint John’s Church in St. Louis, including leadership on the Ferguson Commission. Similarly, Brad Braxton, Director of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, is committed to courageous social justice activism and compassionate interfaith collaboration. Aimée Laramore serves as Philanthropic Strategist for the first PhD program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric at Christian Theological Seminary. All three panelists are experienced religious leaders who have navigated the work of philanthropy and social justice in their communities. Hear their stories and learn from their insights.

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