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Keynote Lecture:
"The Adventures of Civility: A Conversation with Krista Tippett"

Krista Tippett

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Feb. 24 Humanities Symposium Keynote Lecture by Krista Tippett has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The University regrets any inconvenience to those who already had requested their free tickets to the event. 

Journalist, National Humanities medalist and bestselling author Krista Tippett founded and leads the On Being Project (www.onbeing.org)—a groundbreaking media and public life initiative pursuing “deep thinking and moral imagination, social courage and joy to renew inner life, outer life and life together.” As the creator and host of the Peabody Award winning “On Being” radio show, Tippett takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human, how we do want to live and who will we be to each other?

  • Date: February 24th, 2022
  • Location: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall
  • Cost: Free tickets are required for this event; to reserve, please contact the Messiah University Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

 

 

 

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Symposium Schedule

.4-4:45 p.m. Opening reception

Howe Atrium

 

4:45-5:15 p.m. “Reconciling the Classics and the African American Experience”

Guest lecture: Anika Prather Sponsored by: Christine Perrin (Language, Literature and Writing), Todd Allen (Vice President for Diversity Affairs), Jim LaGrand (History) Boyer 131

 

5:20-5:50 p.m. “Dreams Deferred: Messiah’s Philadelphia Campus and the Promise of Racial Reconciliation, 1968-1975”

Faculty lecture: David Weaver-Zercher (Biblical, Religious & Philosophical Studies)

Boyer 131

 

5:55-6:25 p.m. “Reconciling the Humanities and Science: How to Wield Behavioral Science and Creative Analytical Skills to Effect Lasting Change”

Guest lecture: Melissa Schoettle Sponsored by: Timothy Schoettle (Biblical, Religious and Philosophical Studies)

Boyer 131

 

6:30-7 p.m. “Healing at the Heart of American Education”

Guest lecture: Michael Hornbaker Sponsored by: Christine Perrin (Language, Literature and Writing), Todd Allen (Vice President for Diversity Affairs), Jim LaGrand (History)

Boyer 131

 

2:50-3:50 p.m. “Reimagining Reconciliation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective”

Faculty panel: Dr. Charlene Lane (Social Work), Sarah Jones (Nursing), Brandon Hoover (Sustainability) Sponsored by: Social Work, Nursing and Sustainability

Boyer 131

 

4-5 p.m. “Approaching Reconciliation through Memory and Method”

Faculty panel: John Fea, Joseph Huffman, Robin Lauermann, and Paul Rego (History, Politics and International Relations) Sponsored by: The Department of History, Politics and International Relations

Boyer 131

 

5:10-6:10 p.m. “The Inclusiveness of Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Work in a Diverse World”

Faculty panel: Sharon Putt (Biblical, Religious, and Philosophical Studies), Stephen Gallaher (Biblical, Religious, and Philosophical Studies), Charlene Lane (Social Work), Tony Eseke (Communications) and Marcelle Giovannetti (Graduate Programs: Counseling) Sponsored by: The Department of Biblical, Religious, and Philosophical Studies

Boyer 131

 

6:20-7:20 p.m. “Applying Cultural Peacemaking Practices to Counseling”

Faculty panel: Leah Clarke, Andrea' Burden and Maya Georgieva (Counseling) Sponsored by: The Department of Graduate Programs.

Boyer 134

 

7:30-8:30 p.m. “Bias in the Stacks: Seeking Justice on the Shelves”

Moderator: Sarah Myers (Public Services Librarian) Panel: Elizabeth Kielley (Discovery and Metadata Librarian), Rob Lesher (Pennsylvania Library Association) and Bernadette Lear (Penn State)

Sponsored by: Murray Library

Murray Library

 

3:30-4:30 p.m. “Promoting the Reconciliation Work of Cultural Responsiveness within Special Education”

Student Organized Colloquium Sponsored by: Melinda Burchard (Education)

Boyer 131

 

4:40-5:40 p.m. “Tyehimba Jess’ Poems of Reconciliation”

Student Organized Colloquium Sponsored by: Jim LaGrand (History) and Christine Perrin (Language, Literature and Writing)

Boyer 131

 

5:50-6:50 p.m. “The Power to Think Again: How Reconsideration Promotes Reconciliation”

Student Organized Colloquium Sponsored by: Robin Lauermann

Boyer 131

 

7-8 p.m. “Together: An Inspiring Response to the Separate But Equal Supreme Court Decision That Divided America”

Guest lecture: Phoebe Ferguson (descendant of Judge John Howard Ferguson) and Keith Plessy (descendant of Homer Plessy) Sponsored by: Todd Allen (Vice President for Diversity Affairs)

Hostetter Chapel

 

3:55-4:55 p.m. “We Covenant Together: Reimaging Student Conduct Toward Reconciliation”

Faculty lecture: Lyndsay Grimm and Doug Wood Sponsored by: Student Success & Engagement

Boyer 131

 

7:30-9 p.m. “The Adventures of Civility: A Conversation with Krista Tippett”

Symposium Keynote Address: Krista Tippett

High Center, Parmer Hall

 

 

12:30-1:40 p.m. Join us for lunch and Reflections on Reconciliation by the Center for Public Humanities Student Fellows

Howe Atrium

 

2:30-3 p.m. “Mending the Tapestry: History as a Tool in the Reconciliation of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in America”

Student presentation: Chloe Kauffman Sponsored by: Sarah Myers (History, Politics and International Relations)

Boyer 131

 

3:20-3:50 p.m. “Reimagining Reconciliation: Personal Narrative and Historical Awareness”

Student presentation: Mary Michael Sponsored by: Joseph Huffman (History, Politics and International Relations)

Boyer 131

 

4:00-5:00 p.m. “Reconciliation in Motion”

Dance performance and discussion: Greg Hurley (Theater and Dance), advisor Free event, tickets required

Climenhaga Building, Poorman Black Box Theatre

 

 

4:00-5:00 p.m. “Reconciliation in Motion”

Dance performance and discussion: Greg Hurley (Theater and Dance), advisor Free event, tickets required

Climenhaga Building, Poorman Black Box Theatre