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Pastor and Author Dominique DuBois Gilliard to Visit Whitworth on April 4

March 31, 2022

The Whitworth Office of Church Engagement welcomes pastor and author Dominique DuBois Gilliard to campus on Monday, April 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre.

Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. An ordained minister, Gilliard has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago and Oakland, Calif. He also serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. 

Gilliard is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores, which won a 2018 InterVarsity Press Readers’ Choice Award and was named one of Outreach magazine’s 2019 Outreach Resources of the Year.

During his presentation, Gilliard will discuss his most recent work, Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege. He will speak on topics related to the book, including privilege, indifference and systemic sin. Gilliard argues that by embodying Scripture’s subversive call to leverage – and at times forsake – privilege, Christians can learn to love their neighbors sacrificially, enact systemic change, and grow more Christlike as citizens of God’s kingdom.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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 nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Alexis Perry, assistant director of communications, Office of Church Engagement, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4439 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or