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Whitworth University Welcomes Author and Historian Jemar Tisby

October 29, 2021

Whitworth University is honored to host author and historian Jemar Tisby on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 7-8 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre to discuss his new book, How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice. 

How to Fight Racism has been called a handbook for pursuing racial justice, with hands-on suggestions bolstered by real-world examples of change. Tisby offers an array of actionable items to confront racism in relationships and in everyday life through a simple framework, the A.R.C. of Racial Justice, that helps readers consistently interrogate their own actions and maintain a consistent posture of anti-racist action. 

Tisby is the New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Compromise and president and co-founder 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 and has spoken at conferences across the country. His writings have been featured in The Washington Post and on CNN and Vox.

Tisby is currently a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Mississippi, studying race, religion and social movements in the 20th century. He received his master of divinity from the Reformed Theological Seminary and a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame.

The event is free and open to the public. It will also be available via livestream at:

Note: In accordance with the Washington state mask mandate, all attendees must wear a mask during the event.

About Whitworth University:

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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