Convergence Symposium - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)
Convergence: Unity in Diversity is a symposium examining systemic issues that are foundational to racial injustices crippling our world and exploring restoration through a biblical perspective.

Convergence 2018

November 10, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

"All The People"

Throughout American history, and because of influences like the Doctrine of Discovery, the phrase "We the People" in the preamble of our Constitution has been very narrowly defined. Convergence 2018 will examine the foundations of our country, as well as the history of the church, to help understand what corrections can be made so that "We the People" might finally mean "All the People.”

The one-day symposium is hosted by Geneva College's Diversity & Inclusion, Center for Student Engagement and the CCO.


Geneva College
Skye Lounge, Student Center
3200 College Ave. Beaver Falls, PA 15010


  • College student: $10
  • General Admission: $25
  • CCO Staff, Geneva Students, Faculty and Staff (Free)
    • If Geneva student, faculty or staff, please submit Geneva email address (
    • If CCO staff, please submit CCO email address (

Lunch will available at Alexander Dining Hall for $7

Cutoff date for online pre-registration: Thursday, November 8.

On-Site Registration
Registration at the door.

Mark Charles

2018 Keynote Speaker: Mark Charles

Mr. Charles is a Native American who speaks on Race, Trauma and the Doctrine of Discovery.


Convergence Symposium


Convergence Symposium Schedule

9:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

10 a.m.

Mark Charles

Mr. Charles is a Native American who speaks on Race, Trauma and the Doctrine of Discovery.

The Challenges of 'We the People'...A Vision for 'All the People'

The United States' Constitution begins with the inclusive sounding words 'We the People,' but throughout our nation's history, a history that includes stolen lands, broken treaties, slavery, Jim Crow laws, Indian boarding schools, internment camps, mass incarceration and gaping income inequality, it can be argued that it has never fully meant 'All the People.' This lecture will examine our nation's history and its foundations to further understand the depth of the problem, and then present a vision for how these deep and systemic challenges can be addressed.

11:15 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions #1

  • “TBA"

    Session details coming soon

  • “TBA”
    Speakers: TBA

    Session details coming soon

12:30 p.m.

Lunch (Alex's Dining Hall - $7 per person or off-campus)

1:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions #2

2:45 p.m.


3 p.m.

Keynote Session #2 - Mark Charles 

Session details to come

Closing Prayer