Black History Month 2021

The Guibord Center has always been mindful of the need for inclusiveness. This past year the blatant and callous murder of George Floyd compelled us to make the commitment to dig deeper to confront the heart-deadening strategies and policies of racism.

We have invited our Black colleagues and others to pray and study with us in an effort to break open our own ignorance of the carefully crafted system of privilege and exploitation of which we are a part.

We continue to turn to our many faiths and spiritual practices to find the deep spiritual truth, that empowers individuals to become the loving and transformative force for good that opens hearts and minds in the struggle for justice.

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

AFRICAN SPIRITUAL ROOTS OF GOSPEL MUSIC

With Dr. Daniel Walker and the Gospel Music Workshop of America,
Los Angeles Chapter

The African Spiritual Roots of Gospel Music program challenged the assumption that the gospel music form emerged from Christian roots. Read more

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS:
The Spiritual Struggle for Compassion and Justice in America Today

Rev. James Lawson gives us a glimpse of the profound spiritual power of the African American people held in slavery, who knew themselves to be free because their souls lived in a dignity and Truth beyond the reach of shackles. Read more

THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL:

An Intimate Conversation Between the President Barack Obama’s ‘Pastor-in-Chief’ Joshua DuBois and the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord

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TWICE TESTED BY FIRE:

A Conversation with Cecil “Chip” Murray, a book-launch marking the twentieth anniversary of the civil unrest that ignited Los Angeles, leaving it in flames and changed forever

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