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Whitworth University Invites Film Producer David M. Bailey for Viewing and Lecture

October 31, 2019
The Whitworth University Office of Church Engagement is proud to host David M. Bailey, film producer and founder and executive director of Arrabon, Nov. 6 and 7.

Bailey is the producer of 11 AM Sunday: Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour. The film explores increased racial tensions and an organization in Richmond, Va., comprised of artistic leaders who write a new narrative in the former capital of the Confederacy.

A viewing will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre with a Q&A session to follow.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, the public is invited to “Worshipping Woke,” a guest lecture by Bailey at 7:30 p.m. in the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel. Bailey’s lecture will examine the church’s role in the work of reconciliation, as well as the need for creating particular kinds of formational worship expressions rooted in specific Christian community contexts.

Bailey was named by Christianity Today as one of “The 20 Most Creative Christians We Know.” His ministry, Arrabon, equips churches in effective cross-cultural engagement in their specific contexts. Bailey believes the church should and can lead by example in diversity and reconciliation.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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