"Something Inside So Strong: Learning from the Freedom Schools Movement" with Rev. Dr. Virginia Lee
November 12, 2019 | 11:10 a.m. | Room 205
Rev. Dr. Virginia Lee, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of Deacon Studies, will present her sabbatical lecture on November 12, 2019. The lecture will take place at 11:10 a.m. in Room 205, all are welcome to attend.
Through Dr. Virginia Lee’s work with the Children’s Defense Fund and her work as one of the Executive Directors of the Garrett-Evanston CDF Freedom Schools Program, she has witnessed the transformative power of the Freedom Schools Program. In this sabbatical lecture, she looks at the history of the movement and its current iterations to discern what makes it such a liberative practice.
About Rev. Dr. Virginia Lee
Rev. Dr. Virginia Lee is Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of Deacon Studies at Garrett-Evangelical and has served in various capacities at numerous churches as a deacon in full connection in the Virginia Annual Conference. Her academic accolades include receiving the Diaconal Advance Graduate Award and the Rosalie Bentzinger Graduate Award, both of which are given by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. Additionally, Dr. Lee has published articles in both academic and lay journals and has been an active participant in educational and ministerial forums and conferences.