2019 Winter Forum

Austin Channing Brown in Madison
Saturday, March 9 from 9:30am – 5:30pm

First Baptist Church
518 North Franklin Avenue, Madison

Austin Channing Brown is a leading new voice on racial justice, and author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Austin is committed to exploring the intersections of racial justice, faith and black womanhood. Her workshops are one of a kind, infused with justice, pop culture, humor, and truth-telling. Whether she is being interviewed, lecturing, or leading a workshop, Austin is sure to elicit a full range of emotions as she invites you to celebrate blackness with her.

Her first book released in May 2018, shot to the top 20 of Amazon’s bestsellers list. For months it has continued to sit in the top 20 in “Christian Social Issues” and “Memoirs of Social Activists”. I’M STILL HERE has received acclaim from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and a host of other reviewers. I’M STILL HERE has been featured in Religion News Service, On Being, The Chicago Trib, Shondaland, Popsugar, Relevant, BitchMedia, WNYC and more. Austin is excited to unpack the themes of I’M STILL HERE with her passionate readers. Her writing can also be found in Sojourners Magazine, Relevant Magazine, and other places around the web.

Austin holds nothing back as she equally challenges and invites listeners through story. Austin’s coming to Madison, and we’re inviting YOU to spend the day with her! The day will be filled with holy truth-telling about race and faith, not just on a national level but here in Wisconsin too. We will have a chance to listen, ask questions, and hear from women and men working for racial justice right here in Wisconsin.

As part of the WCC’s commitment to racial justice, we’re excited to partner with First Baptist Church for Austin Channing Brown in Madison, this year’s Winter Forum.  The day includes a keynote, local panel, a time for searching our spirits, and a book signing with reception.

Registration fee – $35, $10 for Students.

Register here



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