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Guest Speaker Emilie Townes
March 18, 2017, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Power of Love in Hard Times Like These: Conversations on Gender and Racial Justice
with the Reverend Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School
Registration is required for this event: feministscholarinresidence.eventbrite.com
We are trying to live into what we say we believe. At this gathering, we will explore the ways in which we can generate generous and kind communication on the challenge of recognizing and overcoming gender and racial discrimination in our country.
Townes’ broad areas of expertise include Christian ethics, cultural theory and studies, postmodernism and social postmodernism. She has been a pioneering scholar in womanist theology, a field of studies in which the historic and current insights of African American women are brought into critical engagement with the traditions of Christian theology.
Townes has a strong interest in thinking critically about womanist perspectives on issues such as health care, economic justice, poetry and literary theory.
11 am–12 pm: Presentation
12–1 pm: Lunch
1–2 pm: Follow-up talk
2–3 pm: Small group work with guided questions
3–4 pm: Q&A