A Defiant Faith
2019 Jane Baird Lecture

Join us for a conversation with author Alvin Townley about his books Defiant and Captured which chronicle the experiences of Jeremiah Denton and other Americans held captive in Hanoi during the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, September 25 2019, at 7:00 PM
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The Cathedral of St. Philip
2744 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

 About Alvin Townley:

Best-selling New York Times-reviewed author Alvin Townley has traveled the world discovering inspiring personal stories and meeting icons and leaders in every field. Peyton Manning, John McCain, Michael Bloomberg, and Tom Wolfe praised his books; Secretary Robert Gates penned a foreword. His film Jeremiah garnered four Emmy Awards; FOX, CNN, NPR, and USA TODAY have featured his expertise; the White House, University of Virginia, Delta Air Lines, Air Force Academy, The Home Depot and other leading organizations have invited him to speak. He has managed global strategy for an 85,000-person firm; worked on Capitol Hill; studied politics and economics in Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, and London; and recorded stories in South Sudan, Kenya, Bahrain, Vietnam, Australia, and China. He has landed on three aircraft carriers in three oceans. He now helps lead the nation’s third largest arts venue, the Grammy-and Tony-Award winning Woodruff Arts Center, in Atlanta.

Passionate for Justice:  Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time
A Book Launch and Author Event
October 8,  2019   |   7PM   |   Cathedral of St. Philip

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Book Launch with Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe for the new book:
Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time
(immediately following the talk the authors will hold a book signing)

"In Passionate for Justice, we find a compass that points us to the future, where we can each give voice and action to justice, equity, and life-giving community. Ida Wells would have had it no other way."

—From the Foreword by Stacey Abrams, 2018 Democratic Nominee for Governor of Georgia

Ida B. Wells was a powerful churchwoman and witness for justice and equity from 1878 to 1931. Born enslaved, her witness flowed through the struggles for justice in her lifetime, especially in the intersections of African Americans, women, and those who were poor. Her life is a profound witness for faith-based work of visionary power, resistance, and resilience for today's world, when the forces of injustice stand in opposition to progress.

These are exciting and dangerous times. Boundaries that previously seemed impenetrable are now being crossed. This book is a guide for the current state of affairs in American culture, enlivened by the historical perspective of Wells' search for justice.

This event is FREE and open to the public.