Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines

Saturday, Nov. 710-00 a.m.Drury UniversityFree & Open to the Public

We are pleased to collaborate with the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, NAACP Springfield, Drury University School of Religion, the Center for Diversity and Reconciliation, Chalice Press and National Avenue Christian Church in order to welcome highly-acclaimed author, Sandhya Rani Jha, to Springfield. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is connected to themes she explores in her book, Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines, which was named by Publishers’ Weekly as a top-five book in 2015 addressing race relations in the United States.

When: Saturday, Nov. 7, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Drury University’s Findlay Student Center Ballroom
Who: Free and Open to the Public

[This is part of the Subverting the Norm conference series at Drury University.]

Rev. Jha serves as founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, a collective of 40 organizations creating access, opportunity and dignity for all in Oakland and the Bay Area. She also serves as Director of Interfaith Programs for East Bay Housing Organizations, where she organizes faith communities to advocate for housing as a human right and spiritual mandate throughout California’s Bay Area. Former pastor of First Christian Church of Oakland and former regional staff with Christian Churches of Northern California-Nevada, Sandhya is the author of Room at the Table, the history of people of color in the Disciples of Christ, and Pre-Post-Racial America, which was released earlier this year by Chalice Press. Her podcast, Hope from the Hood, is available on iTunes and at

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