A rich tapestry

A Rich Tapestry is a video storytelling series that expresses and illustrates how love is being translated into action to address questions of race and culture in the United States. This collection of video stories provides authentic examples of how individuals, communities and institutions are weaving together a Rich Tapestry of community life in neighborhoods across America.

  • Nwandi Lawson

    A West Coast native, Nwandi Lawson received an MBA from Emory University and an undergraduate degree in journalism from Howard University. She is an entrepreneur in Atlanta with experience hosting, writing and producing for CNN, TBS, and Georgia Public Broadcasting. Nwandi has been a Bahá'i since 2001 and she currently serves the Continental Board of Counsellors for the Americas, an institution focused on promoting education and channelling individual and collective endeavor into community advancement.

  • Judith McCray

    Judith McCray is a media producer and multiple Emmy award-winning journalist. She has developed and produced award-winning programming examining issues of social justice and racial inequities, civil and human rights, science and the environment, history, and education that have served as vehicles for the voices of those underrepresented in mainstream media coverage. Additionally, she is a producer for the Bahá’í Media Services for "A Rich Tapestry," a video storytelling series that illustrates how love is being translated into action to address questions of race and culture in the US.

  • Craig Rothman

    Craig Rothman has over 35 years of experience in television and film and has received various awards for his work as a writer, director and producer. He currently serves as the Director of the Media Services department at the U.S. Baha’i National Center in Evanston, Illinois. Along the way he has established operating and creative principles on editorial decision making based on diversity and equity. Craig serves as Co-Executive Producer for the documentary “An American Story: Race Amity and The Other Tradition” currently airing in over 70 market on PBS.


45th Annual Conference

In the Footsteps of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá: Contributing to the Discourses of Our Time


The views expressed in this recording are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of the Association for Bahá’í Studies, nor the authoritative explications of Bahá’í writings.