Hearing History, Seeing Activism

Join Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in the month of October 2021 for a series of events that consider the unheard narratives in our congregations and communities. As we welcome our new president Dr. Asa Lee to PTS, we invite you to add your voice to conversations that will focus on the local, national, and international stories that shape who we are.

October 6

7:30-9:00 p.m. ET, online
W. Don McClure Lectures in World Mission and Evangelism
Lecture, "Christian Justice, Exploitation, and Racial Violence from ‘Red Rubber’ to ‘Bloody Sunday’"
Kimberly Hill, Assistant Professor of U.S. and African American History, University of Texas at Dallas

Sponsored by Continuing Education and the World Mission Initiative

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October 7

10:00 a.m., in-person
Meet in the PTS Courtyard.
Appreciating Untold Stories of Local Congregations in East Liberty, Pa.
Consider the story of two congregations and how they were impacted by arson in the 1970s. This outdoor walking experience will uncover the hidden stories and context that impacts the ministry of Crossroads UMC and Rodman Street Baptist Church today.

Sponsored by Field Education and the Miller Summer Youth Institute

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October 13

7:30-9:00 p.m. ET, online
W. Don McClure Lectures in World Mission and Evangelism
Panel Discussion, "Reckoning with Invisibility: African-American Missionaries and Their Hidden Legacies"
Kimberly Hill, Assistant Professor of U.S. and African American History, University of Texas at Dallas, and Asa Lee, President and Professor of Theological Formation for Ministry, PTS

Sponsored by Continuing Education and the World Mission Initiative

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October 21

1:00-3:30 p.m. ET, online
Urban Artistry, Aesthetics, and Social Ministry
Dr. Stephanie C. Boddie, Assistant Professor, Baylor University, Waco, Texas; LaShaun Dodds, President/CEO, diPA Center—Dance Studio, Atlanta, Ga.; Jasmine Green, Visual Artist, 1Hood Media, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tim Kaulen, Director, Industrial Arts Workshop, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Gerald Savage, Vocal Department Chairperson, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Stephanie Valencia, Outreach Coordinator, Social Justice Sewing Academy, Riverside, Calif.

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Sponsored by the Metro-Urban Institute 

7:30 p.m. ET, online
Wise Women 2.0
Caretaking
Jeanelle Austin, Founder, Director, and Coach, Racial Agency Initiative

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Sponsored by Continuing Education


October 27

7:30 p.m. ET, online
The Risks and Rewards of Archaeology as Activism: A Decade of Research in Turkey
Mustafa Aksel Casson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Slippery Rock University 

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Sponsored by the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology

 

These events are co-sponsored by the following PTS offices: Alumnae/i Relations, Clifford E. Barbour Library, Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry, Continuing Education, Field Education, Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology, Metro-Urban Institute, Miller Summer Youth Institute, and World Mission Initiative. 

Hearing History, Seeing Activism