EDGE TO CENTER
Austin Channing Brown
Saturday November 17
7:00PM @ THe Steppingstone Theatre
This is a FREE event and everyone is invited. A $5 suggested donation helps us cover costs and continue to engage in compelling conversations.
Edge to Center is thrilled to announce our second event featuring author Austin Channing Brown!
Edge to Center is a series hosted by a coalition of Twin Cities churches that gives center stage to voices on the edge of mainstream faith. Together we will learn and listen to messages that need to be moved to the center of our lives.
Austin Channing Brown began her journey as a racial reconciler in college with an experience called Sankofa–a three-day bus trip exploring black history sites throughout the South. On this pilgrimage that she came face-to-face with her history, shared the experience with others, and for the first time in her life watched friends become transformed by learning about African American history and racism.
Austin earned a master’s degree in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. Building on her Sankofa experience and the foundation of her graduate work, she has directed a short-term missions site on the west side of Chicago, creating interactive opportunities for youth to engage issues of poverty, injustice. She also served on staff with Willow Creek Community Church, developing strategies and programming around multiculturalism. Currently, she serves as resident director and multicultural liaison for Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Austin travels the country throughout the year sharing her message at colleges, universities, conferences, and churches. She has been featured at the Justice Conference, Why Christian? Conference, Christians for Biblical Equality International Conference, the University of Northwestern, the CCDA National Conference, the Salvation Army ONE Conference and Focus on the Family: Focus Leadership Institute, to name just a few. Her first book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness (Convergent, 2018),
released to critical acclaim in spring 2018.
Racial justice, reconciliation, and womanhood have continued to be the core of her message. She writes about these topics on her popular blog austinchanning.com and she’s a regular contributor to Today’s Christian Woman. She has also contributed to Her.maneutics, Relevant, and A Higher Calling.