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We are all God’s person: A Cultural Immersion Summit

Sponsored by Black Catholic Advisory Circle

Keynote speaker: Gloria Purvis
Guest speakers:  Deacon Mel Tardy and Fr. Robert P. Boxie, III

The summit will revolve around the notable keynote speaker, Gloria Purvis, a prominent author. Deacon Mel Trady will delve into the life and impact of Daniel Rudd, emphasizing his efforts to call the Catholic Church to justice and beyond.  The legacy of local Catholic military service members will be honored.  The interrelationship between Black Catholic history and Catholic social teaching will be explored through a panel discussion featuring Malcolm Nelson, Principal of St. Therese Catholic Academy in Seattle, and Fr. Robert P. Boxie III, Chaplain at Howard University, and more.

The day will culminate in a Mass of Praise and Worship, led by Archbishop Etienne, offering participants to come together in faith and gratitude.

Register here

$40 Adults
$20 Students

(includes continental breakfast and lunch)




As individuals united by our African heritage within the community of God, we proudly acknowledge our unique talents and offerings to the Archdiocese of Seattle. Our primary objective is to exchange our exceptional abilities, narrate our experiences, advance the role of lay leaders, and establish inclusive outreach initiatives. Through these efforts, we strive to champion social justice by means of evangelization, fostering a more equitable and compassionate society.


Nov 11 2023


8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Holy Spirit, Kent
327 2nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032