Stay Woke: A Critical Discussion on the Racial Divide
Event Date & Time
June 11, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Zoom, YouTube Live
On Thursday, June 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health San Antonio will host a virtual discussion featuring five San Antonio faith leaders to discuss racism, hope and moral progress after the death of George Floyd.
The online discussion and dialogue will be led by Kenneth Kemp, MD, senior pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, with participation by:
Dr. Claudette Copeland, pastor emeritus of the New Creation Christian Fellowship
Rabbi Mara Nathan, senior rabbi of Temple Beth-El Reform Jewish Synagogue
Pastor Garrett Vickrey, senior pastor of the Woodland Baptist Church
Imam Omar Adib Shakir, resident imam at Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah of San Antonio.
The death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police has led to protests against police brutality and racial injustice across our nation, including here in South Texas. Some protests have become violent, with police, protestors, and "outside agitators" all accused of inciting violence. In light of these events, good-hearted people are struggling to find a way forward. What are South Texans of color experiencing in this crisis, and what role do white Texans have in bringing forth a better world? How can we as a larger community ensure that justice and opportunity are made available for all South Texans? What practical steps can we take to wring moral and social progress from this crisis? The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics is proud to partner with Antioch Baptist Church and Temple Beth-El to bring together faith leaders who draw on the wisdom traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to help us all reason, re-build and re-imagine a more just America.
If you wish to attend this online event, please register at StayWokeSATX.Eventbrite.com. If we exceed our Zoom Meeting capacity, there is also an option to watch a livestream on YouTube Live. Details are available at the registration site.