Healing Our Divided Nation

Grace College

January 15, 2018



  During this special event, your campus will join with thousands of attendees in hundreds of cities to be equipped on how to engage this unique American moment. Join us January 15th from 3:30-5:30pm, as we gather at McClain Auditorium to learn and consider how to advance good at Grace College.





Q Union is free to all students but we ask that you RSVP to secure your spot.



Venue & Information



McClain Auditorium

A one night event giving guidance and inspiration for how to engage society’s most difficult conversations.

On January 15th, our three world class presenters and three local student presenters will educate, inspire and offer people of faith creative ways to respond to the difficult challenges facing our local campuses and communities. Together, they will give insight on how we can heal our divided nation.





Cultivating Virtue


David Brooks, Cultural Commentator, The New York Times

David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He teaches at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the bestselling author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense. He has three children and lives in Maryland.

Confronting Our Technology Addiction

Kara Powell, PhD, Author of Right Click, Fuller Youth Institute

Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is an author of numerous books including Growing Young and Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager in a Digital Media World. Coinciding with her extensive research, focus groups, interviews and observations on the effects technology has on this generation, Kara has also done extensive work and analysis of how technology affects human relationships.


Our Complicated Moment


Propaganda, Activist, Artist, Humble Beast Records

Jason Petty, also known as Propaganda, is a Los Angeles-based hip-hop and spoken word artist who aims to communicate in any creative form possible. He’s an intellectual, a poet, political activist, academic & emcee with degrees in illustration & intercultural studies in addition to songs that have landed on Billboard's Top Christian, Top Gospel, and Rap music charts. Propaganda is an advocate for the value of human life and seeks to empower people through art and social justice.





Seizing the circumstance


Elizabeth Mattia Second Year Junior / Communication and Theater


Living a Balanced Life

Brandon Haun Third Year Senior /  Accounting and Entrepreneurial Management


The unknown bias


Kierstyn Worthem Freshman / Communications



Three nationally broadcast Q talks.
Three live student-led talks.
Time for response conversations.


What Is Q?

Q equips Christians on how to thoughtfully engage our cultural moment. Through immersive learning experiences where no topic is off limits, leaders are encouraged to think, process and consider their approach on the most difficult cultural conversations they will face. Our method of learning is simple: exposure, conversation, and collaboration. We didn't want to create just another conference, but instead, make an intentional effort to platform the best and brightest ideas that are shaping our world and interact with them. Q is not for passive listeners, but for active leaders hungry to shape the future of culture.

What Should I Expect at Q Union?

Q Union will take place on your campus on January 15th. You will hear from national speakers David Brooks, Kara Powell, and Propaganda via broadcast along with three live local presentations from fellow students all designed to educate and equip you to engage our cultural moment well. You will be participating in this evening connected together with thousands of students across the nation.

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