Saturday, January 26; 6:00–7:30pm
Please join us on Saturday, January 26, 2019, as we welcome back renowned author (and FSA alum mom) Melissa Fay Greene for a Beloved Community presentation on her book The Temple Bombing. Melissa will offer an overview of the events surrounding the bombing of The Temple in Atlanta in 1958 and reflect on the ease of white supremacist rabble-rousing, the potency of hate speech and the power of principled resistance. Sixty years after that historic Atlanta event, this conversation still finds relevance in today’s climate of violence against and intolerance of so many groups demonized as “other.” The presentation will run from 6:00 to 7:30pm, with childcare provided to school-aged children of FSA parents.
Melissa Fay Greene, Agnes Scott College Kirk Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, is the author of six award-winning books, including The Temple Bombing (1996), Praying for Sheetrock (1991) and There Is No Me Without You (2006). Her work has been translated into a dozen languages and has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Book Award nominations, the ACLU Civil Liberties Award and others. A contributor to The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic and other periodicals, Melissa is a 1975 graduate of Oberlin College and the mother of nine, including Jesse Samuel (FSA 2010).