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Holding Space in #Charlottesville: Confrontintg ‘Alt-Right’ White Supremacists
April 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In a way, the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, were just a blip on the white supremacy timeline – for the town, the state and the country – says Jalane Schmidt, who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Schmidt will visit her alma mater, Bethel College, April 15-16 to give two public lectures and speak in several classes.
Schmidt grew up in Newton and is a graduate of Newton High School. She has a B.A. in Bible and religion from Bethel, and went on to earn Master of Divinity, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.
She will visit Bethel fresh from having received Peter J. Gomes Memorial Honors from Harvard Divinity School, in an April 12 presentation. Gomes Honors recognize distinguished alumni whose excellence in life, work and service pays homage to the mission and values of Gomes and the divinity school.