Seeking Wholeness in Faith and in Life: Where do White People Fit in the Struggle for Racial Justice

Davis Visiting Professor of Judeo-Christian Values, Ali Michael will speak about how her religious practice as a Reconstructionist Jew-by-Choice has impacted her anti-racism practice as a white person. She will then share her work on raising race questions, which invites readers to use inquiry as a way to develop sustained engagement with questions about race.

Ali Michael is the co-founder and director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators, and the author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry and Education (2015), winner of the 2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award. She is co-editor of the bestselling Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories (2015) and The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys (2018). She also sits on the editorial board of the journal Whiteness and Education. Michael teaches in the mid-career doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, as well as the Graduate Counseling Program at Arcadia University. 

This is a public lecture open to the entire community.

The Davis Visiting Professorship of Judeo-Christian Values was established at Ursinus College in 1988 with gifts from Thomas G. and Nancy B. Davis and is named in their honor.