Author and Historian
Why is there deep racial division in our country, both historically and in our culture today? In what ways have people of faith and Christian traditions been complicit in racism? What are the actionable steps to confront racism in our culture, relationships, and everyday life?
Join us for a virtual Veritas Forum with Jemar Tisby, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Color of Compromise (Zondervan, 2019) and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective. Streaming live from Upper House, Jemar will deliver a compelling and historic perspective of the racial divide that we witness in American life and culture. He will present a clear model that addresses racism and seeks to build a “beloved community,” one that honors God’s people of all ethnicities and cultures. Finally, Jemar will exhort us to become active participants in the struggle for human dignity across racial and ethnic lines.
About the Speaker
Jemar Tisby is co-founder and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, where he writes about race, religion, politics, and culture. He is also the co-host of the Pass the Mic podcast. The author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism (Zondervan, 2019) and How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice (Zondervan, forthcoming 2021), Jemar has spoken at conferences nationwide and been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, and Vox. Currently, Jemar is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Mississippi, where he researches race, religion, and social movements in the twentieth century. He holds both a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary.
About Veritas Forum
The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life’s most challenging questions. Many of the world’s leading universities were founded to answer the big “why” questions. The mission of Veritas is to help them confront these questions anew. Students, faculty, and chaplains at Harvard University planned the first Veritas Forum in 1992. Since then, over 200 universities in North America and Europe have hosted over 2,000 Forums. The Veritas Forum is committed to courageous conversations, placing the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs, and inviting participants from all backgrounds to pursue truth together.