Please join us this Sunday, as we host special guest speakers, Dr. Amanda Nell Edgar and Rev. Dr. Andre E. Johnson, co-authors of the book The Struggle over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter. The publisher states, “This book ties together online and offline, national and local, and personal and political to understand one of the defining social justice struggles of our time.” Dr. Edgar and Dr. Johnson will speak about their research and its implications for our involvement in society. There will be time allotted for Q & A.
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About the Speakers: Amanda Nell Edgar and Andre E. Johnson are communication professors at the University of Memphis. Both are prolific writers and speakers. Dr. Amanda Edgar is familiar with Fayetteville, having received a graduate degree from the University of Arkansas in 2011. Her research focuses on sound, identity, and popular culture. She is the author of a book titled Culturally Speaking: The Rhetoric of Voice and Identity in a Mediated Culture. Her scholarly articles have explored topics such as Tupac, Beyoncé, country music, jazz, and police brutality. Rev. Dr. Andre Johnson was named 2020 Scholar of the Year by the Religious Communication Association. His books include No Future in this Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and Urban God Talk: Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality, and his numerous journal publications are shaping the history of African American communication. He serves as Senior Pastor of Gifts of Life Ministries and Scholar in Residence at the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change and teaches preaching, theology, and social justice for two seminaries.