“Learning from the Witness of Ann Atwater” with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30pm l Music Room
The 2019 documentary, “The Best of Enemies.” tells the story of how Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local leader of the Klu Klux Klan in Durham, ended up co-chairing a committee in 1971 to help desegregate Durham’s local schools.
In February, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove returns to Westminster to share his experiences of “Learning from the Witness of Ann Atwater,” drawing from the documentary and his deep personal relationship with this remarkable woman who transformed this city. This Aperture event introduces WPC to our Lenten series. Details coming soon!
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a celebrated spiritual writer and sought-after speaker. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School. In 2003 he co-founded Rutba House, a Christian intentional community in Durham’s Walltown neighborhood. In 2006, he founded the School for Conversion, a popular education center committed to “making surprising friendships possible.” He taught workshops there alongside his mentor and freedom teacher, Ann Atwater, until her death in 2016.
Contact: Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education