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Campolo Scholars Forum with Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms
November 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trauma, Empathy, Christian Community
As one of the clergy and faith-leaders participating in the the prayer vigil and peaceful counter-protest at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Rev. Brown-Grooms experienced the trauma of being at the epicenter of the tragic and violent “unite the right” rally the weekend of August 11-12, 2017. Rev. Brown-Grooms will be sharing from this experience and other insights to help us gain a deeper understating of Trauma, Empathy, and Christian Community.
Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms is a member of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective and co-pastor of New Beginnings Community Church in Charlotesville, VA. Rev. Brown-Grooms has earned degrees from the University of Virginia and Union Theological Seminary, and has studied the Hebrew Bible in the doctoral program at Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion. In April 2017, Rev. Brown-Grooms was a keynote speaker with Dr. Tony Campolo at the Red Letter Christian Revival in Lynchburg, VA. Rev. Brown-Grooms joined other national faith-leaders at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, VA to peacefully counter-protest the tragic and violent “unite the right” rally the weekend of August 11-12, 2017.