Rethinking Incarceration Book Event

Saturday, April 28 - 7 pm.  THE SUMMIT, 420 E Pike St.

FIRST COVENANT CHURCH is hosting a book event featuring Dominique Gilliard, author of Rethinking Incarceration. Gilliard’s book provides a timely, faith leader’s perspective on more just alternatives to mass incarceration as Seattleites organize against the new youth jail being built and imagine together a society where all thrive and are free.

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores. He also serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.”

An ordained minister, Gilliard has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland. He earned two bachelor’s degrees—in African American Studies and History—from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in history from East Tennessee State University, with an emphasis on race, gender, and class in the United States. He also earned an MDiv from North Park Seminary, where he served as an adjunct professor teaching Christian ethics, theology, and reconciliation.

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