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11am: Hope for America's Most Segregated Hour

hope-seghour.pngDon't miss the virtual screening of "11am: Hope for America's Most Segregated Hour" at either 11am or 6pm on February 11th, with a virtual panel discussion to be livestreamed at 7pm. This event is co-sponsored by The Lilly Center and EDJI (Catawba's Taskforce for Equity Diversity Justice and Inclusion).

There are two times at which to view the film:

  • 11am or 6pm: The film will be streamed online at 11am and 6pm. The virtual panel discussion will be livestreamed via Zoom at 7pm. Register for the virtual event below.
Meet the Panelists
Meet the Panelists

Elena Aronson is the Director of Learning Communities at Arrabon; a ministry that builds reconciling communities in the midst of a digital, diverse, and divided world. Her passion is to facilitate discussions on complex issues of race, culture, spiritual formation, and reconciliation practices. She is the co-author of the Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God Study Series. Elena holds a Master's in Theology and Culture from Kilns College and enjoys playing classical piano in her spare time. 


The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Copeland is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Council of Churches, which makes its mark by privileging matters of justice as refracted through the prophetic voice of the Old Testament and the Gospel witness of the New Testament. To this end, Jennifer and the Council often find themselves on the forefront of where society and the church eventually end up. Jennifer has been a church pastor, college chaplain, and non-profit leader. She is a native of South Carolina, ordained in The United Methodist Church, a graduate of Duke University several times over with a BA, MDiv, and PhD. She is the author of, Feminine Registers:  The Importance of Women’s Voices for Preaching and an editor of the volume, Preaching Gospel:  Essays in Honor of Richard Lischer.  Jennifer has two children:  Nathan, a software developer who lives in Durham, NC, and Hannah, an SEO Outreach Associate who lives in Charlotte, NC.


Dennis Rivers, a native of Philadelphia Pa., came to college in North Carolina and attended Livingstone College where he received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology and his Master’s Degree in Adult Education from the University of Phoenix. A newlywed of 18 years to Natalie McClain Rivers, they have two children Dennis Jr. (17) & Alanna (11). Rivers is a family-driven person, defined personally by many activities he is involved in. He works in the Department of Student Life and Leadership Development at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College where he enjoys helping others in their personal and professional life. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and a Co-Advisor to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Undergraduate Chapter (Livingstone College). A football and track coach, he is strongly involved in his church and community. He believes in being a servant to his community and is a member of the Livingstone Salisbury Alumni Chapter, Salisbury NAACP, Livingstone College Greek Organization Advisor, Rowan-Cabarrus visions 20/20, NC Community College Minority Male Success Initiative Advisory Team, and The Salisbury Human Relations Council Chairman. His strengths are organization planning, structural guidelines, and critical thinking. He enjoys Martial Arts and Mix Martial Arts, reading, skiing and water sports. He wears many hats because he wants to be a resource and role model to many.


Rev. Anthony Smith is the lead pastor of Mission House, an innovative community church in Salisbury, NC. He is involved with community development projects and social justice initiatives: Rowan Concerned Citizens (a civic engagement group), Next Generation Production (a Youth mentoring group). He speaks at churches, conferences and institutions of higher learning around the country. He is an author of several books and a blog. Recently, Anthony was detained by law enforcement for engaging in civil disobedience in Raleigh, NC with the Poor Peoples Campaign, a national call for moral revival addressing the negative impact of social injustice. anythonysmith.jpg


Register for the Virtual Screening

To join the virtual event, please register below. After registering, you will soon receive information to join the session.

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