The Twelfth Annual Louis Gregory Symposium on Race Unity will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in the Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, from 1 - 4:30 pm.
The first session of this year's symposium will be preceded by a joint worship service held in the Huston-Tillotson University Chapel. All are welcome to join in the service from 11:00 to noon on April 5.
New this year: A special evening session on April 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 for those whose schedules don't allow for attendance at the afternoon session. Same great topics and conversations. Come to one or both sessions!
It will be a great event, with lots of people in attendance. We have exciting speakers who will give a TED talk on their compelling personal stories of my path to racial reconciliation and unity.
Among the speakers will be:
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University
Chris Bishop and Alia Plasencia-Bishop, Austin Baha'is speaking on inter-racial, inter-cultural relationships
Emlyn Lee, Founder and Community Collaborator at BRAVE Communities
Michael Stevens, renowned musician and member of the Austin Baha'i community
You will hear their stories, have lots of thoughtful conversation and discussion, and take part in the recognition of this year's Louis Gregory Memorial Scholarship recipients from Huston-Tillotson University.
Jointly sponsored by Huston-Tillotson University and the Louis Gregory Race Unity Foundation, this annual event honors the work of Louis Gregory and asks participants to join together to consider what can be done to continue his life-long vision of creating racial amity and equity.