Monica A. Coleman spoke at the University’s 20th annual Day of Common Learning on Oct. 7, 2021. In her keynote address, “Unbreakable: Unifying Principles of Long-Lasting Communities,” she described how we can form resilient communities by learning to live amidst broken pieces, how we repair, and how we become stronger at our fissures.

The Day of Common Learning is a campuswide event in which students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to engage in deep thought and conversation around a topic of interest and concern.

Throughout the year, SPU invites many diverse voices and viewpoints to our campus to talk with students, faculty, and staff about contemporary issues. Professor of Africana Studies Monica A. Coleman teaches at the University of Delaware and is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She spoke to the Seattle Pacific community earlier in the academic year. We are pleased to share excerpts this month from an interview she granted during her visit to our campus.

Read the interview here