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Friday, June 24 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Theologians & Academics

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Over the past year, the Black Lives Matter movement has swept across campuses throughout North America. It has challenged administrations and curriculum developers to interrogate assumptions, policies, and structures that entrench white supremacy within the academy. This convening offers an opportunity to convene academics and theologians invested in the life and health of the academy. Participants will consider how to move the academy forward in its engagement with racial justice—both in its internal structures as well as in curriculum development and student life.

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Larycia Hawkins

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia
Dr. Hawkins’s publications and research engage the intersection of race/ethnicity, religion, and politics. Her writing, speaking, teaching, and scholarship are squarely animated by a conviction that political science should be relevant to the real world. Thus, the perennial questions that plague our polity are the questions that plague her: What does it look like to live out the stated constitutional commitment to justice? What does it mean... Read More →
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Terry LeBlanc

Indigenous Pathways
Terry LeBlanc, PhD | | Terry is Mi’kmaq / Acadian. He and his wife Bev are in their 44th year of marriage. They have three adult children – twin daughters and one son. | | In addition to being the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways, Terry is also the founding Chair and current Director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. Terry holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Asbury Theological Seminary, specializing in... Read More →
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Reggie Williams

McCormick Theological Seminary
Reggie Williams is an Assistant Professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, in Chicago, Illinois. Williams’ book Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic, published by Baylor University Press, examines the impact of exposure to Christianity in the Harlem during, the Harlem Renaissance, on the German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was killed by the Nazis in 1945 for his activism... Read More →
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William Willimon

Duke Divinity School
Will Willimon is a United Methodist Bishop and is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC. He is the author of many books on pastoral theology, leadership, and preaching. His most recent book is "Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love," published recently by Abingdon Press.


Friday June 24, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 4C

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