The Redemption of Reason Conference takes place in Chicago, Illinois the weekend of November 6-8. I’ll participate the evening of November 6 in a conversation with the audience following a screening of Traces of the Trade that kicks off this year’s conference. I’ll also be there the morning of November 7 (before traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina for a joint appearance with Juanita Brown at the Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum).

We’ll discuss the film, Inheriting the Trade, and Coming to the Table. The purpose of the conference is to explore “the interplay between faith and reason, belief and scholarship.”The tangled web that ties Christianity to historic slavery and the slave trade that winds it way through Inheriting the Trade is a key reason the organizers invited me to participate in the conference. I look forward to a lively conversation.

Any readers of this blog who live in Chicago, or any readers who have friends, family, or colleagues in Chicago, please feel free to spread the word. On Thursday, November 6, I’ll be at the University of Chicago Bookstore (58th & Ellis) from 11:00am to 2:00pm to sign books and talk with everyone who stops by. The screening and discussion takes place that same evening at 7:00pm at Chemistry Lecture Hall-Kent 120. The screening is free and open to the public.