THE BYRON & CHRISTINE JOHNSON
LECTURE / DISCUSSION SERIES:
HISTORY, HERITAGE, & HOPE
The 1999 Christine Johnson Lecture/Discussion Series was initiated to acknowledge the legacy of Christine Johnson in the life of Park Hill United Methodist Church. However, her legacy was shared with her husband, Byron, and it is for that reason that this second season of the series bears both their names. The following sessions will be offered this year:
THE BLACK MAN IN AMERICA
10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Saturday, January 22, 2000
Black men in our society occupy a space assumed by no other group. A panel of African-American men will speak to this reality in their own lives, as well as addressing current issues that reflect societal perceptions of black men.
WHITE PRIVILEGE: A REALITY?
10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 26, 2000
In a commitment to engage actively in dialogue and transformation in the complex issues of racism, First Unitarian Church has embarked upon a church-initiated Journey Toward Wholeness. Several church members will participate on a panel to explore the issue of white privilege and to relate their own personal journeys toward self-discovery and wholeness.
JOURNEY TO A HATE-FREE MILLENNIUM
10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Saturday, March 25, 2000
The contemporary video entitled, “Journey To a Hate-Free Millennium,” suggests that there is an interconnectedness of hate. A shortened version of this video will be presented and its premise explored through discussion.
YOUTH SPEAK OUT
10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Saturday, April 22, 2000
Although the youth comprise a major segment in any society, a platform for their voices often goes unprovided. For that reason, members of the youth group at Park Hill United Methodist Church will host a panel to address issues that impact them specifically, as well as society at large.
THE WAYMAKER PROJECT
10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 27, 2000
The Waymaker:The Life Story of Byron “Mex” Johnson is a book currently being written about Byron Johnson, a Negro Leagues All-Star, by his daughter and granddaughter. This final session of the series is a fundraiser to advance that project and includes a luncheon and presentation by Mr. Johnson.