Beloved Community Symposium

Full Schedule

February 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Banquet featuring Sam Oni’s first keynote address, titled “Baring Witness”
Presidents Dining Room, University Center

February 19 - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with an address by Judge William C. Randall
Fellowship Hall of Centenary United Methodist Church

February 19 - 10 a.m.
Service featuring Sam Oni’s second keynote address, titled “Ebenezer”
Newton Chapel Sanctuary

February 19 - 11 a.m. 
Panel discussion moderated by Mercer Student Government Association President Raymond Partolan, featuring Emeritus Professor Thomas M. Trimble, Attorneys John T. Mitchell Jr. and Veronica McClendon (CLA, 2007) and Associate Dean of Students Dr. Samantha Murfree
Newton Chapel Sanctuary 

February 19 - Noon  
Closing luncheon, featuring a symposium response and wrap-up by Distinguished University Professor of Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee
Newton Chapel Sanctuary 

February 19 - 4 p.m. 
Sam Oni meets with student/faculty reading groups who have been studying Will Campbell’s “The Stem of Jesse,” which tells the story of Mercer’s desegregation in the 1960s
Newton Chapel Sanctuary


Admission to all sessions is free.

Reservations are required for meals. Call or email Trish Dunaway at (478) 475-9506 or by February 14.