Jazz and Race

by Aug 28, 2023The Blog, Wilmington

The Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina will host its inaugural Jazz & Race Symposium in Wilmington on September 16.

The Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina invites you to participate in the 1st Annual Jazz and Race Symposium, an educational event focusing on the intersectionality of jazz and African American history.

Attendees will hear from Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winner Dr. Catherine Meeks, director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Rev. Skip Walker, jazz musician and associate rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, North Carolina. Come learn about the work the Episcopal Church is doing toward racial healing and the work that is still needed to be done.

Dr Catherine Meeks Jazz

The full event will include a keynote address by Dr. Meeks, a jazz concert, dinner and the opportunity to learn about the history of jazz. The deadline to register is September 8. Additional information about performers and the keynote speaker is available upon request and on the registration page online. The event is free, but suggested donations start at $25.

Rev Skip Walker Episcopal

Want to go?
1st Annual Jazz and Race Symposium
September 16, 1:30 to 7:30 pm
St. James Episcopal Church, 25 S. Third Street, Wilmington
Registration (required by September 8) can be found at diocese-eastcarolina.org.
More information: Erin Becker, communications@stjamesp.org

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