I’m Still Here (Book Study)

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown – 6 week book study
With Annette Burton

Wednesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm: May 24 to June 28 at the church
Book can be purchased on Amazon, B&N and other book retailers

Austin Channing Brown’s first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she
discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white
man. Growing up in majority-white schools and churches, Austin writes, “I had to learn what it means
to love blackness,” a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America’s racial divide as a writer, speaker, and expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion.

In a time when nearly every institution (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claims to value
diversity in its mission statement, Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth
and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Her stories bear witness to the complexity of
America’s social fabric—from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class
suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.

 I’m Still Here is an illuminating look at how white, middle-class, Evangelicalism has participated in
an era of rising racial hostility, inviting the reader to confront apathy, and recognize God’s ongoing
work in the world.

The event is finished.


May 24 2023 - Jun 28 2023


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Grace Christian Church