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Tuesday, March 11 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Black Church Activism in the Digital Era

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The Black church has been central to every major political and social movement in the African American community. Civil Rights activist, Ella Baker was critical of the male-led, hierarchical and messianic leadership-style of the Black Church and Civil Rights organizations. Baker called for a more collective form of leadership called participatory democracy. As social media begins to democratize communication and give voice to the voiceless; What will be the impact of social media on the future Black Church activism in the digital era?

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Ralph Watkins

Assoc Prof of Evangelism and Church GrowthColumbia Theological SeminaryRalph Watkins is associate professor of evangelism and church growth. His work focuses on building bridges between young adults and the church in order to develop future leaders for the twenty-first century ch... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St