Having the Conversation about Race:
People of Faith in College and Church

Lee University, October 6-7, 2017

We would like to invite you to join us in Cleveland this fall for this year's Lee-Maryville Symposium, which will engage with the national discussion surrounding issues of race.

We seek to understand better how public rhetoric and conflict are shaped into racial divisions that harm our academic institutions, our churches, and our communities. We also wish to explore what our role as teachers and members of faith communities must be in responding to the socially-constructed but powerful racial divisions that face us in classroom, church, and larger community.

The tentative full program may be found on the "program" page. In the tradition of the Maryville Symposium that laid the foundation for this current annual meeting, it will include four plenary sessions plus a summary. Three of those sessions will include formal responses, and all will allow time for thorough discussion. Friday dinner and Saturday lunch are included in your registration.

We are pleased to accept registration for this fall's meeting at any time. You may enter your information via our registration form, or feel free to email or call if you prefer. The registration fee for the 2017 Symposium is $75. Please contact Dr. Jason Ward (jward@leeuniversity.edu, 423-614-8367) if you have any questions.

Regarding lodging, there are several hotels in Cleveland that will offer a discounted rate for Lee University events. We have a block of rooms held at the Holiday Inn Express (423-790-1199), which has promised to hold them until 13 September. That block is reserved under "Lee University Department of History," and their rate is $109 (plus tax).

We are excited about the fall program, and hope that you can join us for excellent discussion among a wonderful community.