Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter will be one of three featured panelists when Bryn Mawr College hosts Practicing the Science and Art of Forgiveness: Beginning a Transformative Journey

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Thomas Great Hall in Bryn Mawr, PA.

“It is an honor to participate in this gathering aside other international leaders who are committed to the expansive conversation of forgiving,” said Slaughter. At age 12, Slaughter listened as his mother, Clarice was killed by his father Ulysses, Sr. After decades of estrangement, Slaughter and his father reconciled and reunited in an effort that was supported by television’s Dr. Phil McGraw and Oprah Winfrey.

Slaughter’s new book, Forgive: the new mantra and practice for Black Men was released in January 2017.

Joining Slaughter at the event will be Fania Davis, sister of the legendary civil rights activist, Angela Davis. Other panelists includes Dorothy Johnson-Speight (Mothers In Charge), psychologist Everett Worthington  and Marina Catacuzino (The Forgiveness Project London)

Bryn Mawr College’s Social Justice Initiative is convening the one-day conference which will focus specifically on Forgiveness as a critical component of social justice. While future gatherings will explore other components (including compassion, empathy, and healing), the SJI is first focusing on Forgiveness as one piece of the journey to healing ourselves and our relationships with others in our families, organizations, and communities.

For more information on the work of Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter go to ulyssesbutchslaughter.com.

For more information on Bryn Mawr’s forgiveness conference go to https://www.brynmawr.edu/socialjusticeinitiative/conference.