Members of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta and the wider community are invited to join First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta staff members and outside speakers for dinner and dialogue about “The 1619 Project.”
Published by the New York Times in August 2019, “The 1619 Project” is an initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America. “The 1619 Project” seeks to reframe the conversation about the history of our country and the lasting consequences of slavery in contemporary society. In so doing, it re-centers both the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the heart of the stories we tell ourselves about America.
The Dinner and Dialogue is from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on October 27, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta in Fifield Hall. The evening will include dinner, table conversations, a panel discussion, and time for question and answer. To get the most out of the evening, participants will read a portion of “The 1619 Project” before the conversation. Access to an electronic version of the project along with a reading guide and other learning materials will be provided upon registration. Registration for the event is $10 and covers the cost of dinner. Register at https://tinyurl.com/fpc1619. For more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Chris Holmes at email@example.com.