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Black Church Africana Religious Studies Presents WOMANIST SYMPOSIUM: "Who Do They Say I Am?"

Event Location: McGee Avenue Baptist Church (Sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union, San Francisco Theological Seminary & McGee Avenue Baptist Church)

Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

Berkeley, CA

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Onsite Registration is available at the conference at 8am.

Seminarian Price $25.00 per person

Non-Seminarian Price $40.00 per person 

(checks or cash only)

Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and plenarys

Must bring student ID for discount

Welcome to the Womanist Symposium! 

You will not want to miss this one day symposium that  brings together seminarians, scholars, and  all men and women who are interested in two critical issues  pressing the African American community from a womanist approach:  (1) Mass media’s stereotypical portrayal of Black Women in the media ; false realities, and misogyny towards young women.  (2) The challenges and tension  that keep the generations divided; standing on  tradition in the reality of a pop culture society. 

 

Media Madness – A Womanist Critique of Images of African Females in the Media.

This energetic plenary session explores stereotypes such as Jezebel, Sapphire, Welfare Queen, Mammy, Madea, and the Angry Black Woman as portrayed in the media. Black women are being dehumanized with negative images in the media – What is a Womanist approach in responding to the continued exploitation of Black Women?

 

My Mama's Shoes Don’t Fit My Feet – The Generational Divide.

Standing on the shoulders of tradition in the reality of a pop culture society, young black women are impassioned with the same desires for survival as our ancestral foremothers. What is our shared responsibility to one another and the greater society? How is Womanist praxis intergenerational? Are we forcing the younger generation to discard their lens of culture and experience? What is the historical phenomenon that continues to divide, rather than unite – Are there alternatives?  

 Open to everyone, the Symposium is tailored to all seminary students, those considering a theological education, and clergy women.  Plenary sessions focus on the lived experiences and culture of Black women in the church and society.  Registration also includes materials, continental breakfast and catered lunch. 

Have questions about Black Church Africana Religious Studies Presents WOMANIST SYMPOSIUM: "Who Do They Say I Am?"? Contact Event Location: McGee Avenue Baptist Church (Sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union, San Francisco Theological Seminary & McGee Avenue Baptist Church)

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McGee Avenue Baptist Church
1640 Stuart Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)


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Event Location: McGee Avenue Baptist Church (Sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union, San Francisco Theological Seminary & McGee Avenue Baptist Church)

The Womanist Symposium Mission Statement is to be a prophetic voice, concerned about the entire African American community. The central point is to equip and energize Black women to become knowledgeable and confident in expressing their lived experiences, and Christian faith tradition by challenging all oppressive forces that impede the freedom of Black women to live positively and productively. 

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