Austin Channing Brown is an acclaimed speaker and activist who has quickly become one of the leading voices in faith and social justice in America today. She travels the country teaching on these and related topics at colleges, universities, conferences, and churches. She’s a regular contributor to Today’s Christian Woman and has also contributed to Her.maneutics, Relevant, and A Higher Calling. She has been featured at the Justice Conference, Why Christian? Conference, Christians for Biblical Equality International Conference, the University of Northwestern, the CCDA National Conference, and the Salvation Army ONE Conference.
Her first book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness (Convergent, 2018), released to critical acclaim in the spring of 2018. Here’s what people are saying about I’m Still Here:
"What a stunning debut from a seasoned racial justice leader. Austin does double duty by fiercely affirming blackness while simultaneously unveiling and demystifying the subtle effects of white supremacy among Christians. I trust Austin, I listen to Austin and I learn from Austin. I hope you will too."
—Christena Cleveland, professor at Duke University and author of Disunity in Christ
“Austin is one of my most important teachers. I’m Still Here is devastating, beautiful, and haunting and it leaves no room for a tepid reaction. Her crystal-clear voice will move you, push you, and break your heart. Prophetic and tender, I plan to put this book in every pair of hands I know and join her in the dismantling of white supremacy. She’s still here, and I’m with her.”
—Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author of Of Mess and Moxie and For the Love
Austin lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she serves as resident director and multicultural liaison for Calvin College. She’s married to her best friend, Tommie and adores her toddler son.