The stories we tell in our art reflect who we are and what we value. As American society faces a reckoning with racialized symbols in our public art and monuments, it’s worth asking: Who, and what, is most important to us?

Join us in-person or online for an evening discussion at the Cathedral as we probe how our institutions – government, religion, history and the arts – can reimagine the stories we tell with an aim toward creating a more just future. Featuring:

  • Yolanda Pierce, Dean, Howard University Divinity School
  • Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Law and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
  • Moderated by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

Presented by the Cathedral College of Faith & Culture as part of Light in the Darkness: The Racial Justice Windows Project. This program is generously supported by the Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project.

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