Race And Religion: Progress And Pitfalls On The Journey To Equality

Tuesday April 9, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join us as leaders from different religious, racial, and ethnic groups reflect on the high and low points of how their traditions have dealt with issues of race, racial justice, and racial healing.

This event is inspired by this year's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads which focused both on the theme Understanding Race as well as the award-winning book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander.

Speakers for this event include: Rev. Deborah Dean-Ware, Church of the Good Shepherd; Pastor Victoria James, Ekklesia Fellowship Ministries; Rabbi Bob Levy, Temple Beth Emeth; Margaret Noori / Giiwedinoodin (Anishinaabe heritage, waabzheshiinh doodem), Director of the U-M Comprehensive Studies Program; Ahmad Rahman, Dept. of History, U-M Dearborn; Mohammed Tayssir Safi, U-M Muslim Chaplain.

This event is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council For Peace And Justice.