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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.

Forum Facilitators
avatar for Larycia Hawkins

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... Read More →
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Dr. Terry LeBlanc

Executive Director, Indigenous Pathways
Terry is Mi’kmaq with Acadian ancestry. He and his wife Bev are in their 49th year of marriage. They have three adult children – twin daughters and one son. He is the founding chair and current Director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community (NAIITS). Terry is a traditional... Read More →
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Dr. Reggie Williams

Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, McCormick Theological Seminary
Reggie Williams is an Associate Professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance, which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title in theology... 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... Read More →

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