William Faulkner once said, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.” For historians dedicated to social justice efforts, a deeper understanding of the past has never been more alive, more vital, than it is today. How are marginalized groups, whose histories still so rarely appear in classrooms, museums, and our built environment, reclaiming their past as a source of power? How can a better understanding of sites of historical power - including our own church - ground who were are, help us question what we take for granted, and inspire us to create a more just world?
Led by Rebecca Ortenberg