SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke College will host a symposium titled “Faith-Based Reparations: A Community Conversation” on Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th offered by the Roanoke Reparations Group (RRG).
The RRG says it “educates the Roanoke community about the theft of wealth, dignity, and power from the Black community caused by systemic racism and white supremacy and how the Biblical rationale for faith-based reparations could help address this harm.”
The community conversation begins Friday at 7 p.m. with a symposium and keynote address by Rev. Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors. Rev. Nabors is the senior pastor of the historic, 139-year-old Second Baptist Church in Evanston, Illinois which has become a leading faith center in America in facilitating Race Talk Solidarity Circles in local communities. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25th there will be a panel discussion about building relationships from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The panel will consist of Roanoke College faculty and community leaders.
Both events will be held inside Wortmann Ballroom at Roanoke College’s Colket Center. For more information about the event, visit the Roanoke College website.