Community Discussion: The Role of Black Churches 

WPSU invites members of the community to take part in a discussion about the roles Black churches play in central Pennsylvania. Will Price will moderate a panel discussion and take your questions and comments.

Thursday, March 11

Screening: 7:00 p.m.

The event will begin with a compilation video of the two-part program The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song. The screening is hosted by WPSU on OVEE. Viewers must register for a for a free OVEE screening account.

Discussion: 7:30–8:30 p.m.

The event will then move to the Zoom platform for the panelists and participant discussion. All participants must register through WPSU to receive a secure Zoom link through email.

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Moderator

Will PriceWill Price – Producer/Multimedia Specialist

Will is a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award winning Producer from State College, PA. He is a 2017 graduate of the Donald P. Bellasario College of Communications at Penn State University. He is excited to be leading a discussion on a topic near and dear to his heart!

Panelists

Rev. Sylvia MorrisRev. Sylvia J. Morris

Rev. Morris is the Chaplaincy Program Director for the State Correctional Institute at Smithfield, a maximum security prison for men. She is currently the Pastor of Payne Church in Huntingdon and Pulpit Assistant to the Rev. Deborah Avery Widget at Bethel AME Church in Mt. Union.


About The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song

In this intimate four-hour series from executive producer, host, and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., we trace how this came to be in the 400 year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and endurance, grace and resilience, thriving and testifying, freedom and independence, solidarity and speaking truth to power.

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Major corporate support for THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG is provided by Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc., Ford Foundation, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and public television viewers.