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First Friday Lunch & Learn

First Friday Lunch & Learn

Join Berkeley School of Theology by Zoom on the first Friday of the month at 12p Pacific Time to learn about a fun and interesting topic from a member of the BST community! The speakers and topics will vary each month. Please see our “Upcoming” section at the bottom of the page. The guest speaker will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by a brief Q & A. This program series is entirely remote.

Please register through the portal below under “Registration” to receive the Zoom link. Limit one participant per registrant. Please check your SPAM/Junk folder for the confirmation email. We hope you can join us!

Rev. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins: Lessons from James Baldwin: Life, Love, Lies, & Liberation
James Baldwin, one of the leading figures of the 20th century, bore passionate witness to the truth about poverty, racism, religion, homophobia, and the struggle for justice in America. Rev. Dr. Wright-Riggins will preview his upcoming fall course when students will absorb the ether of Baldwin’s life—Pentecostalism and his beginnings as a boy preacher, the impact of discrimination, an artist exiled in Paris, the Civil Rights Movement, and Baldwin’s return to America—and see how his searing depictions of the realities forged in slavery and misogyny, Jim Crow laws, and lynching provide an education for understanding their legacies, as well as the urgent need for love and liberation in today’s world. 

This Month's First Friday Lunch & Learn!

Welcome, Rev. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins! Dr. Wright-Riggins is a BST alum and affiliate faculty member, as well as a well-known and respected leader in the American Baptist Churches USA. He will bring a program focused on Lessons from James Baldwin.

Can’t make it to the August 2, 2024 session? Don’t worry, it will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube Channel. Also, check out the list below of Upcoming First Friday Lunch & Learns!

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Upcoming First Friday Lunch & Learns!

There will be no First Friday Lunch and Learn in July. Save the date for our First Friday Lunch and Learn on September 6, 2024 at 12pm Pacific Time!