March 2016: History Matters

March 2016 Midday Interfaith Dialogue

History Matters: Civil Rights, Black Lives Matter and the Role of Religion

Thursday, March 10, 2016
12 – 1:45 p.m.
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (View Map)

We are pleased to as our guest presenter, Professor Mahmoud El-Kati who will lead off our dialogue session focusing on what we as faith communities can learn from history to help us understand, address and act in relation to issues of equity and liberation today. El-Kati is Professor Emeritus of History at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and a lecturer, author, and commentator on the African American experience. He is the author of Politically Considered: 50th Commemoration of the Supreme Court Decision of 1954, The Hiptionary: A Survey of African American Speech Patterns with Critical Commentary and A Digest of Key Words and Phrases, Haiti: The Hidden Truth and The Myth of Race/The Reality of Racism: Critical Essays. El-Kati hosts a weekly public affairs radio show called “Reflections and Connections” on KMOJ/89.9 FM radio in the northside of Minneapolis. As a guiding Elder to Solidarity, a social activist organization, he stays active in the education and liberation of the African-American community. Please visit his website at and join his Facebook page at Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati: Books, Events and Speaking Engagements to stay connected to him.