The guest speaker is Gwendolyn Hawks-Blue, Diversity and Inclusion Team co-chair team for Community of Christ. The lecture is free, and no registration is required.
The guest's lecture, "Black Americans in Community of Christ: A Journey of Hope," is described by Hawks-Blue as "a glimpse of history and experiences of Black Americans of African descent in Community of Christ and some of our hopes for the church. It is important to be knowledgeable about the varied attitudes and challenges faced by Black people within this faith community and our contributions to the church. We also need to have a clearer awareness of the growth toward inclusiveness that epitomizes the church's evolution in thinking."