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Part of the Religion Department's Forum on Race & Religion series
Victor S. Thomas Professor of Africana Religious Studies
Harvard Divinity School
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Free and open to all
Talk title: "Religion, Race, and the Black Body: Reflections on James Baldwin at 100 Years"
Abstract: "This lecture commemorates the centenary of James Baldwin born August 2, 1924. James Baldwin was a noted non-fiction essayist, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and Civil Rights activist whose major published works span four decades from the 1940s-1980s. Undoubtedly one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, this lecture will explore Baldwin's analysis of religion and the raced black body as well as the importance of his thought for theorizing African diaspora studies."
Forum on Race & Religion
As part of the on-going efforts to transition to an actively anti-racist department at Dartmouth College, the faculty of the Religion Department announce the establishment of a series of panel discussions and colloquia focusing on the intersection of race and religion. This initiative is being undertaken in response to the distressingly frequent incidence of racial violence not only in the United States but in many countries throughout the world. Sadly, religions have played important roles in encouraging and legitimating racial and ethnic oppression. However, religion has also inspired extraordinary acts of resistance and critiques of racial injustice. These series of events will explore the complexity and volatility of the relationship between race and religion, not only in the United States, but in other parts of the world. Each forum will allow time for discussion and will be open to students, faculty, and staff of Dartmouth College.
For more information, please visit: https://religion.dartmouth.edu/menufeature/news-events/forum-race-religion
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.