REMINDER: Interactive Symposium "Race, Religion & Politics" Next Week, Part of CRCDS Inauguration

Rochester, NY - A dynamic conversation on the intersection of racial identity and religious faith within the current political climate in the U.S. will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, as the second event in Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School’s 12th Presidential Inauguration of Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D.

The Inaugural Symposium will be led by Emilie Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale University. Mayor Thomas Richards and CRCDS faculty members will form a panel that will take questions from the audience, both in person and virtually.

This will be an interactive event that will be streamed live online. Remote audience members will be able to participate in the question and answer session using Twitter (with tweets to #crcds2012), Facebook (facebook.com/crcds), email (symposium@crcds.edu) and text (585-290-0498).

WHAT: "Race, Religion & Politics" – The Inaugural Symposium, Part of the Inauguration of President McMickle as President of CRCDS
WHERE: Asbury First United Methodist Church, 150 East Ave., Rochester, NY
WHEN: 1:00-3:00 pm

NOTES FOR EDITORS
• Members of the press are invited to take part in the panel discussion with their questions on these important issues.

OPPORTUNIES FOR INTERVIEW
• Emilie Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale University
• Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards
• Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D., President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

For more information, please contact Chris White at (585)340-9669.