During the Sundays of June and July, Purdue Freedom School Executive Director, Professor Breanya Hogue and her Purdue College of Education colleague Professor Amber Neal-Stanley will lead a Sunday School Conversation at First Church called “Freedom Sunday School.” This will take place in the Activities Center from 10 AM to 11 AM.
Amber M. Neal-Stanley, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. Her research agenda converges at the intersections of critical Black studies in education, abolitionist teaching, Black feminist qualitative approaches, and spirituality in education. The Freedom Sunday School class will survey the history of the Freedom Schools movement of the Civil Rights era and will invite the congregations to bridge issues of social justice, racial justice, and faith. In addition, the class will be supported by graduate students and community members who will be a part of the community curriculum development.
First Church UMC West Lafayette is excited to pilot this educational experience and we hope to create a model for a community learning experience that will be shared in the Indiana Conference in the future months as a part of the INUMC Diversity, Mission, and Justice efforts.