Tuesday, January 21, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this workshop, Dr. Lerita Coleman-Brown will speak to the essential connection between spiritual work and social justice work by focusing on a foundational figure of the Civil Rights Movement. A mystic, theologian, and spiritual adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Howard Thurman (1899-1981) possessed the uncanny and prophetic ability to make a connection between silence and the scrutiny of one’s inner life with social justice work. As the spiritual architect of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Thurman chose to engage in sacred activism—work that would serve all people and to use the contemplative experience as a path to peace, purpose, and empowerment.
Lerita Coleman Brown, PhD,
Dr. Coleman Brown is an Ayşe I. Carden Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology, Agnes Scott College, is a spiritual director/companion, writer, retreat leader, and speaker. She earned her BA from UC Santa Cruz and PhD from Harvard University.