Community reading group (open to the public)

Our Fall 2019 community reading group will be reading Jemar Tisby’s The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. The group meets monthly in the youth center at Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton. For more information, please contact Pastor Mike Farley.


Jemar Tisby (November 4) [DATE CHANGE]

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The Carver Project will host a public dialogue between Executive Director John Inazu and author Jemar Tisby on Tisby’s acclaimed book The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. (This book is also the focus of our Fall 2019 community learning group.) . The dialogue between Inazu and Tisby will occur in Wrighton Hall 300 on Washington University’s Danforth campus from 7:30 - 9:00 pm on Monday, November 4. The event is cosponsored by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Tisby serves as president of The Witness, a Black Christian Collective. He is also the co-host of the Pass The Mic podcast. He is currently completing his dissertation as part of the PhD program in history at the University of Mississippi. Prior to graduate school, Tisby served for seven years as a teacher and then principal of at KIPP Delta College Preparatory School.

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please email us to RSVP and ensure a spot.


Ray Barfield (November 14)

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The Carver Project with host a public lecture by Professor Raymond Barfield on Thursday, November 14. Professor Barfield is a pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician. He joined the faculties of Duke's Medical School and Divinity School in 2008. The first half of his career focused on improving immune therapies for childhood cancer (including bone marrow transplantation and antibody therapy), and understanding the moral aspects of decision-making in medical research involving children. At Duke he has focused on the role of theology, humanities, and the arts in the formation of physicians. He has published widely in medicine, philosophy, and literature, including several books. Dr. Barfield was the founding director of two programs at Duke: Pediatric Quality of Life and Palliative Care and Theology, Medicine, and Culture. He currently serves as the director of the Medical Humanities Program for the Trent Center for Bioethics, Medical Humanities, and History of Medicine in the Medical School.

Professor Barfield will be speaking on the topic of “Reimagining Medicine.” The event will take place in Wrighton Hall 300 on Washington University’s Danforth campus from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and is cosponsored by The Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law.

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please email us to RSVP and ensure a spot.