Mercer University's 12th Annual Building the Beloved Community Symposium
February 25-27, 2016
Symposium Theme: “Building Leaders to Change the World”
Thursday, Feb. 25:
6:30 p.m.: Banquet in Presidents Dining Room (University Center), featuring Keynote Address No. 1: "Martin Luther King, Jr., 21st-Century Man," by noted civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian (pictured, right)
Friday, Feb. 26:
8:30 a.m.: Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall of Centenary United Methodist Church, with speaker Macon-Bibb County Sheriff David Davis
10 a.m.: Keynote Address No. 2: "Continuing the Beloved Community," by Dr. Vivian in Newton Hall. Additionally, the Central High School Chorus, with director Isaac Gibson, will lead the Negro National Anthem
11 a.m.: Breakout sessions in Newton Hall, with McAfee School of Theology professor the Rev. Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes as moderator and McAfee students as table facilitators
Noon: Wrap-up in Newton Hall, with speaker Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life the Rev. Dr. David Gushee, followed by a light lunch
Admission to all sessions is free.
Reservations are required for meals.
Call or e-mail Trish Dunaway at (478) 475-9506 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 22.
Saturday, Feb. 27:
7:30 p.m.: “What Color is Your Brother?,” a free performance featuring world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie (pictured, right), at The Grand Opera House
Walk-ups are available at The Grand box office, 651 Mulberry St., beginning Jan. 19.
Scenes from the 2014 Symposium with Mr. Sam Oni:
For more information on the history of the Building The Beloved Community Symposium, click here.