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Whitworth Welcomes Award-Winning Writer Danté Stewart Oct. 18

October 17, 2022

Whitworth University’s Emmaus Scholars Program in partnership with Speakers & Artists is excited to welcome Danté Stewart for this year’s Emmaus Lecture. Stewart’s public lecture, “When I Learned Jesus is Black: Reflections on God, Blackness, and Christianity,” will take place Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Stewart is a theologian, minister, essayist and cultural critic. He is author of the highly acclaimed Shoutin’ In The Fire: An American Epistle. He has been named by the Georgia Writers Association as “Georgia Writer of the Year” for 2022 (memoir); by The Center for American Progress as one of “22 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2022”; and by Religion News Service as one of “Ten Up-And-Coming Faith Influencers.” Stewart’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, ESPN’s Andscape, Oxford American, Sojourners, National Public Radio, CNN, Parents and more. 

In Shoutin’ in the Fire, Stewart gives breathtaking language to his reckoning with the legacy of white supremacy. He uses his personal experiences as a vehicle to reclaim and reimagine spiritual virtues like rage, resilience and remembrance – and explores how these virtues might function as a work of love against an unjust, unloving world.  

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about Stewart at

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 2,500 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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