Thanks for the First Jazz & Race Symposium
We were honored to host the First Annual Jazz & Race Symposium in Perry Hall on Saturday, September 16. This event brought together over 200 people from across the Diocese of East Carolina and our greater Wilmington community to hear presentations from Dr. Catherine Meeks and Reverend Skip Walker on racism, its impact on our collective life together, how we answer the call to eradicate racism, and what jazz can teach us about these interwoven concepts. This event would not have been possible without the efforts of several area parishes including St. Paul’s, St. Mark’s, Holy Cross, St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound, Church of the Servant, and St. Mary’s providing supplies and volunteers, nor would it have been possible without those from St. James who volunteered to provide incredible hospitality. We’d also like to offer a special word of thanks to Ginny Woodruff who serves on the Diocesan Racial Healing Commission and worked as co-chair on this event. We look forward to future opportunities to engage with our community and diocese as we strive to live more fully into our Baptismal covenant, honoring the dignity of every human being.