Racial Bridge-Building Community Forum with Katherine Martin

15th Racial Bridge-Building Community Forum in partnership with Matthews Area Churches
Know Better: Do Better – A White Christian’s Awakening to Race & Racism

Discussion with Katherine Martin, Local Author of The Colorful Image of God
Feb. 28 • 7:00-8:30 pm at Matthews Presbyterian Church – 207 W John Street, Matthews, NC 28105
Livestream available at www.Facebook.com/MatthewsPresbyterian

Bio

Katherine Martin is a nonprofit leader, justice advocate, and author who has spent more than fifteen years fighting for educational equity for children. Katherine is thankful for having what she calls a “spiritual awakening” more than a decade ago related to her own Whiteness, privilege, and racism. The Colorful Image of God, in which she shares much of this journey, is her first book, which was published in 2022. Katherine lives in Charlotte with her husband Lee and three children. In addition to spending time with her family, she loves hanging out with friends, traveling, winning games, and running with a good podcast in her ear.

More about The Book

In The Colorful Image of God, Katherine Martin, a White woman who has spent most of her career working in social justice, shares her “spiritual awakening” to race and racism that started more than a decade ago. Combining vulnerable anecdotes with academic and historical teaching, she challenges White Christians with the disconnect between our belief in “imago Dei” and the injustices that Black people, and other People of Color, face today. By normalizing bias through personal stories, Katherine gently calls other White Christians into what can be intimidating conversations in order to inspire them to play a bigger role in uprooting injustice. In her words, “I want our love for God, rooted in His great love for us, to propel us to fight for the rights of others like our very lives depend on it.”

Website: Katherinelearns.com

Date

Feb 28, 2023

Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Matthews Presbyterian Church, 207 W John Street, Matthews, NC 28105
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