Austin Channing Brown is the author of I’M STILL HERE: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. She is a writer and speaker with a focus on black womanhood and faith. Her work has appeared in Sojourners, Relevant, Mutuality and on her blog austinchanning.com. Austin has been committed to advancing racial justice and reconciliation in her work with nonprofits, churches, parachurch ministries, and universities in both the urban and suburban context. Most recently, she served as a Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison at Calvin College. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:
- Black dignity in the midst of white dominant culture
- Why we are at a loss without the voices of Black women
- Turning anger into action for the good of others
- The necessary relationship between reconciliation and justice
- How speaking out and challenging systems is costly
Episode Song Credits: “Another Wrong to Right” and “You Won't Walk Alone” by Mercir. “Closed” by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission. Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.