St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will present its Love One Another Speaker Series focusing on anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, beginning in January 16th in Dallas. The series is partially funded by a grant St. Andrew’s received from Whitworth University.
“We are so excited to present this Speaker Series to shine the light on local artists and community leaders who are working daily to fight racism and bring unity to the beautiful parts of the Dallas community,” said Rev. Rob Leischner, pastor of St. Andrew’s. The Love One Another Speakers Series includes:
- Jan. 16, 2022 at 5 p.m. – Lake Highlands Area Mothers against Racism leaders will talk about their work developing this community anti-racism group, powered by mothers in Lake Highlands and East Dallas. As part of their presentation, the LHAMAR will place its Say Their Names memorial on the St. Andrew’s lawn facing Skillman Street.
- Jan. 23, 2022 at 5 p.m. – Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum past president and lifetime director, David Bell will speak about the importance of understanding the history of the Holocaust and will highlight the active role that Rabbis and Jewish leaders played in the US civil rights movement. He is also expected to highlight the impactful exhibits in Dallas’ Holocaust and Human Rights museum.
- Feb. 6, 2022 at 5 p.m. – Dallas artist, Daniel Gunn will speak about the mural he created on the steps of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science that recognizes the major contributions of local and national African American scientists to the STEM field. In an interview with St. Andrew’s muralist Nick Anderson, Mr. Gunn is expected to talk about his journey as an artist and will show his paintings and other works.
- Feb. 20, 2022 at 5 p.m. – Lincoln High School dance instructor, Iris Wesley will talk about her vision to create a DISD dance video filmed in Fair Park to the music of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Ms. Welsey will discuss the making of the video with local high school dancers and will talk about what the anthem means to her.
As part of the grant, in November 2021, St. Andrew’s unveiled its new mural “Love One Another,” spray painted by Nick Anderson on a church building facing Skillman Street. Community members of all ages are invited to the Anti-Racism Speakers Series.
For information, please visit St. Andrew’s Church Facebook page or call the church office at (214) 821-9989.