Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock Provides Opening Remarks
DENVER—On Thursday, February 7, 2013, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies kicked off its recognition of Black History Month with a special installment of the Religion and Violence series featuring Professor Willie Jennings of the Duke University Divinity School and author of The Christian Imagination.
Opening remarks for the event, titled Religion and Race: The Colonial Experience, were provided by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. Before introducing Jennings, Hancock spoke briefly on the important role the Josef Korbel School plays in the Denver community and abroad. Specifically, Hancock mentioned that the School is central to making Denver a more vibrant global city.
An audience of over 100 Josef Korbel School students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the Arthur N. Glibert CyberCafe at University of Denver's Ben Cherrington Hall for the event. Professor Jennings began the program by telling three stories, which lead into a vibrant panel discussion. Panelist included Professor Alan Gilbert, University of Denver Josef Korbel School; Professor Edward Antonio, The Iliff School of Theology; and Professor Arthur Jones, the Women's College.
For more information on upcoming events at the Josef Korbel School, visit the School's homepage at http://www.du.edu/korbel/.