Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Hospitality: A Way of Doing Justice

“Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ” -St. Benedict Is hospitality a forgotten virtue? Has welcoming the stranger, become too scary? Have we forgotten Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 25 when he separated the nations based on their actions regarding the hungry, those without clothes, the...

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William Barbee’s Story, 1964

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVNAUTS4Cuo Following the Campus Grill protest in 1963, Scarritt College students continued to participate in civil rights demonstrations. In 1964, another explosion of demonstrations happened around the downtown area. Demonstrators focused efforts on some of the establishments that refused to desegregate, including Krystal, Morrison’s Cafeteria, and...

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Reflections on Lent

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” -Mary Oliver As the season of Epiphany and celebration has come...

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Racial Equity & the Arts

Racial Equity & the Arts *Hover over "here" to click on a hyperlink! Last October, I jumped into a pilot project called Racial Equity in Arts Leadership (REAL) launched by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, in partnership with Vanderbilt’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy....

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