Stay Woke: San Antonio Faith Leaders on Race and the Racial Divide

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On Thursday June 11 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Pan Pals invites you to join an online forum of San Antonio faith leaders for a discussion of our society and our moral lives in the wake of George Floyd’s death. This discussion is a collaborative effort led by Antioch Baptist Church, Temple Beth-El, and the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics.

The discussion will be led by Reverend Dr. Kenneth Kemp, Senior Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, a historically African-American church that has been active in our community since 1935. Dr. Kemp is also an ICU physician who has personally witnessed the impacts of COVID-19 on patients and families.

Rev. Dr. Kemp will be joined by the following conversants:

The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has led to protests against police brutality and racial injustice across our nation, including here in South Texas. Some protests have become violent, with police, protestors, and “outside agitators” all accused of inciting violence. In light of these events, good-hearted people are struggling to find a way forward. What are South Texans of color experiencing in this crisis, and what role do white Texans have in bringing forth a better world? How can we as a larger community ensure that justice and opportunity are made available for all South Texans? What practical steps can we take to wring moral and social progress from this crisis?

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics is proud to partner with Antioch Baptist Church and Temple Beth-El to bring together faith leaders who draw on the wisdom traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to help us all reason, re-build and re-imagine a more just America.

Please plan to join us this Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 Central time. Feel free to share the link with your community. All are welcome!

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