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Virtual Event: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Seretta C. McKnight ’80
The Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE) at Hendricks Chapel has served as an important part of the Syracuse University community for over 40 years. The Rev. Dr. Seretta C. McKnight ’80, founder of the BCCE, will join Hendricks Chapel Dean Brian Konkol for a virtual conversation on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. ET.
Operating in the tradition of African-American gospel choirs, the BCCE provides students at Syracuse University with an opportunity to partake in spiritual enrichment and worship, enjoy a culturally relevant Christian community and share faith through collective song. McKnight and Dean Konkol’s discussion will focus on the living legacy of the BCCE at Syracuse University, and how gospel choirs can serve as change-agents for social justice.
This will be the fifth installment of “Matters that Matter: A Conversation Series from Hendricks Chapel,” a virtual series hosted by Hendricks Chapel on Facebook Live, which brings local and national thought leaders together in conversation to discuss critical matters facing society. Learn more at hendricks.syr.edu.
This conversation will broadcast on Facebook Live on Hendricks Chapel’s Facebook page. This event is free and open to all Syracuse University and greater Syracuse community members. For questions, please contact Hendricks Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support the BCCE, please consider a gift to the “Our Time Has Come” TAG-BCCE Living Legacy Fund.