An Evening with Dr Catherine Meeks
The President and Board of Directors of the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) invite you to an evening of learning and reflection in conversation with Dr Catherine Meeks, Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing. Dr Meeks will be sharing on the theme of racial healing, the deep systemic changes ahead of us to overcome our current oppressive systems and our journey towards building a new world where justice prevails. She will also address the impact of the multiple pandemics we are living through – COVID-19 of course, but also racial unrest and an economic upheaval with long-term repercussions.
Catherine Meeks, PhD, is the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, as well as the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-cultural Studies and Sociology from Wesleyan College. She has published seven books, including Passionate for Justice, Ida B. Wells – A Prophet for Our Times (September 2019), which she co-authored, and Living Into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America (2016), which she edited and which focuses on racial healing and reconciliation. Catherine is a regular contributor to Hospitality, which is published monthly by the Open Door Community. She is involved with prison work and faithfully visits a person who was formerly on death row. She is committed to working for the abolition of the death penalty, writing and helping to create spaces where transformation and rebirth can occur.