1000 N. Main Street
“Who Will Be a Witness?”
In this talk, Dr. Drew G. I. Hart will explore the domesticated and distorted witness western Christendom has produced, with particular concern with its colonial child, white supremacy. However, this lecture won’t stay at the level of critical analysis of the problem and instead will gesture us forward into a Jesus-shaped, prophetic, and grassroots witness that is committed to justice for the most vulnerable while participating in God’s delivering presence. Hart draws on his experience as a pastor, professor, antiracism leader, and his local community organizing work, coupled with his extensive understanding of social change theory and theological ethics. Through the use of story, scripture, history, and personal experience the audience will be invited to put on their blue jeans and join God’s nonviolent social revolution from the underside of society in solidarity with all those who have had their backs against the wall.