Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Today and tomorrow are busy days for the Office of Multicultural Ministries as we put on the annual Introduction to Intercultural Competency, a short course that all seminarians, faculty, and staff must take at one point or another. We expect in the neighborhood of 75 participants this year!

This morning, I invite all of the VTS community to hear from our keynote speaker, Dr. David Pilgrim, on the topic “The Persistence of Racial Caricatures and Stereotypes: Lessons from the Jim Crow Museum.” The Jim Crow Museum combats racism in the present by documenting hateful images from the past. Dr. Pilgrim is the museum’s founder and also the author of Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice. Please note that his presentation includes the display of racist images for educational purposes.

If you are available between 10:30 and noon, do feel free to come by the Multipurpose Room to hear Dr. Pilgrim’s powerful message of resilience in the face of overwhelming oppression.

Joseph D. Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Race and Ethnicity Studies
Director of Multicultural Ministries

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