SHU’s Metro Detroit Center will host a book signing event Wednesday, Feb. 16, for adjunct faculty member Elreta Dodds, author of “Racism, the Bible and the American Dream: From Slavery to Obama.”
Dodds, who teaches in SHU’s Community Services program, is also a minister, counselor and social worker. Her book is “a frank discussion, from a Christian perspective, on racial discrimination in America and its effect on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Dodds said the purpose of the book is “to dispel any misconception that the Bible condones racism, to better enlighten the public about the seriousness of institutional racism that does indeed exist in America against minorities today, to reveal how the Bible actually speaks against racism in any form, and to redirect as many as possible those who erroneously use the Bible as a weapon to justify racial hatred.”
Dodds will speak at 4:30 p.m., with a question-and-answer session to follow. She will be on hand until 9 p.m. to sign copies of her book. SHU’s Metro Detroit Center is located at 19675 W. 10 Mile Road, Suite 400, in Southfield, Mich. For more information, call 1-248-799-5490 or 1-800-787-7784 or email Cheri Betz at firstname.lastname@example.org.