Bringing the U to You: Tobin Miller Shearer
- Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Great Falls College MSU
A horse drawn wagon on a country road, a barn raising, a covering bedecked maiden in bold black and blue. These are the images of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites that percolate through popular culture. Tobin Miller Shearer looks forward to unlocking the mystery of the Plain People in the opening lecture in the Great Falls series.
In his talk, titled "Unlocking the Mystery of the Plain People," he will examine images of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites in text, word, and film and unlock their mystery through an introduction to Anabaptist history and theology.
An associate professor of history and the African-American studies Director at the University of Montana, Shearer holds dual doctorates in history and religious studies from Northwestern University. He has five books to his credit, including "Enter the River: Healing Steps from White Privilege Toward Racial Reconciliation," and "Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries."
He is the co-founder of the Damascus Road antiracism process, a consultation and training program that prepares faith based schools and mission agencies for anti-racist action and served as program coordinator of the Mennonite Central Committee.
Great Falls College MSU Heritage Hall (7:00-9:00 p.m.)
Entire Series: $25.00
Individual Lecture: $10.00/general
Limited seating available
Call 406-899-0277 to purchase tickets