An Interracial Dialogue Spring Symposium – Individual Member Price


Individual Oates Institute member pass to the 2019 Interracial Dialogue Symposium.


Oates Institute’s Spring 2019 Symposium – An Interracial Dialogue – takes place with two live event dialogues registrants may attend either in person (see below) or virtually via Adobe Connect. Register with this page and price if you are a member of Oates and are purchasing an individual ticket. ($45)

Symposia Details

The first dialogue will take place on Sunday, April 28, from 5 – 7 p.m., at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., where Myra Williams Ottewell and Yvette Johnson will lead discussions about their films and experiences in working toward racial justice, not just in Mississippi but around the country. Participants attending the dialogue and those joining by Adobe Connect will then be able to participate in a Q & A session with the two producers. A reception will follow for those attending the presentation.

The second dialogue will take place at Simmons College in Louisville on Wednesday, May 1, from 6 – 8 p.m., during which time Ms. Ottewell and Ms. Johnson will continue their dialogue, inviting questions from the audience and a panel. This event will also be presented live via Adobe Connect.

LOGISTICS: Persons who register for the live events or to watch online via Adobe Connect will be provided a link to watch both documentaries before the live event in Mississippi.

Those who are registered for the symposium may also choose to take part in a three-week online collaborative discussion focused on Yvette’s book, The Song and the Silence. The Oates Institute will offer 18 hours of CEUs for full participation in the symposia.

LOCATIONS:  For those wishing to attend the live presentations in person, the locations are:

Sunday, April 28, 5 – 7 p.m.
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
1018 S. 7th St.
Jackson, MS  39201

Wednesday, May 1, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Simmons College
222 North St #2205
Louisville, KY 40203

REGISTRATION includes online links to both documentaries, access to the two live dialogues via Adobe Connect, access to the two recordings of the live dialogues, and participation in the three-week online discussion of Yvette Johnson’s book. Chaplains may earn a total of 18 CEUs for full participation.

This Oates Institute Symposium is co-sponsored by:

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky






Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi