Week Nine :: Aug. 17–25

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Exploring Race, Religion, and Culture

It has been observed that racism is one of the most disturbing of historical cultural phenomena – speciously scientific, privileging some, and denying value to segments of the world’s populations. This week will explore how racism became enculturated, and will look for ethical realities, understanding, and cultural healing.

Week Nine also features the third annual Chautauqua Food Festival on Bestor Plaza.

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2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Hall of Philosophy

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.


  • Monday, August 19, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Debby Irving

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    Debby Irving brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to grappling with it.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Rev. angel Kyodo williams

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    Once called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, and “one of our wisest voices on social evolution” by Krista Tippett, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton

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    The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.  Formerly Canon Pastor of Washington National Cathedral and director of its Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage...

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Jennifer Eberhardt

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    Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford. She has a Ph.D. from Harvard, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a 2014 MacArthur “genius” award.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Friday, August 23, 2019 | 02:00pm

    The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

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    The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy