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Please bookmark sfts.edu/liftup, as we’ll be updating that page to share the video of the event, as well as some resources to help take a stand against racism.
In predominantly white Marin County, the issue and topic of race and equality can often miss the mark. Rev. Stewart Perrilliat, San Francisco Theological Seminary, and the Students of the African Diaspora (StAD) are convening a panel to educate and enlighten Marin’s community on the issue of racism and equality. Moderator and panelists will speak frankly about their own experiences as people of color, and will explore ways to learn how we can embrace each other regardless of color and economic status.
A one-hour panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session open to the audience. Attendees are encouraged to take talking points home to their own communities to help spread awareness of equality and stand up and be a part of the change.
Rev. Perrilliat is the founder of Man2Man-Urban Youth Advocate, SFTS MDiv alumnus, and a current DMin student. Man2Man holds classes and group mentoring sessions for young men recruited through word of mouth and various organizations, or sometimes mandated through the courts to study anger management. It also produces a talk show to address issues of concern to them, which airs on a local cable channel, called Can we have a conversation? In addition to running Man2Man’s successful programs, Rev. Perrilliat also visits San Quentin State Prison, doing prison ministry and is working on a documentary called “There Are Not Many Fathers,” about fathers being more engaged with their sons. His goal is to help young men become positive, involved fathers, thus solving the greater rates of incarceration, domestic violence, low self-esteem, drug addiction, alcoholism, teenage parenthood and other issues that stem from absentee fathers.
- Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble (Associate Professor of Ministerial Leadership & Practical Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West)
- Rev. Floyd Thompkins (Director, Center for Innovation in Ministry at SFTS)
- Rev. Dr. Laurie Garrett-Cobbina (Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and SFTS Chief Diversity Officer)
- Rev. Yolanda Norton (Associate Professor of Old Testament at SFTS)
- Tim Navone (President, Marin Catholic High School)