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Emancipation's Unfinished Agenda:"What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black?"

Squaring the Womanist Circle! at Union Presbyterian Seminary

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Emancipation's Unfinished Agenda:"What Shall I Tell My...

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 OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES ON MONDAY APRIL 1, 2013


 Dr. Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Director of the Institute of African Women in Religion & Culture at Trinity Theological Seminary Ghana, West Africa
Rev. Dr. Mercy Amba Oduyoye


Rev. Dr. Susan Johnson Cook
Rev. Dr. Susan “Sujay” Johnson Cook


OUR CONFERENCE PRESENTERS


 Dr. Emilie M. Townes, Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School    Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes


       Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Professor of Religion at Goucher College    Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas


Dr. Rosetta E. Ross, Professor of Religion at Spelman College     Rev. Dr. Rosetta E. Ross


Dr. Gay L. Byron, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Howard Univ. School of Divinity
       Rev. Dr. Gay L.Byron


            
Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman, Scholar. Preacher. Activist. Social Theorist.   Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman


          Rev. Michele Watkins Branch, Ph.D. student at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary     Rev. Michele Watkins Branch

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 REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES: APRIL 1, 2013


ABOUT OUR CONFERENCE THEME:

In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. 100 years later, in 1963, with segregation and discrimination still enforced in some states, thousands participated in the March on Washington. During the same year, Dr. Margaret Taylor Burroughs, founding member of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, penned "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black?" Burroughs describes this poem as "a reflection from a Black mother" written on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.(see video here)

In 2013, 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation’s signing, it’s agenda remains unfinished. We still fight for basic human rights. We continue to encounter innumerable incidents of unpredictable violence. We perpetually struggle to hold on to life against formidable odds.

Squaring the Womanist Circle invites all persons interested in realizing justice, particularly women scholars, artists, practitioners in the field of Religion and members of the Richmond community, to gather on the campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary, April 11 & 12, 2013 to address Emancipation’s Unfinished Agenda.

The conversations during this FREE, two day conference will expand Burroughs’ question, "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black?" to include diverse individuals who experience discrimination and marginalization in church and society.

It is our desire:

  • to demonstrate what it means to proclaim religious freedom and human rights for all.

  • to share wisdom needed to distinguish complex historical facts from mythological deceptions.

  • to provide and honor space for persons who are marginalized so that they may fully participate in the eradication of subordination.

    Overall, we want to offer the coming generations life-lessons that will enable them to take themselves seriously as moral agents, especially in relation to oppressive structures of power that organize daily life.

    Please consider joining us for this important event.


FAQS:

When does registration for this event end? 

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

contact person: Erica Kierulf

contact email: SquaringTheWomanistCircle@gmail.com


Are donations excepted for this event?

Yes, you have the option of selecting a "free" ticket or a ticket for a donation amount of your choosing. ALL donations go directly to Union Presbyterian Seminary and are designated for the Womanist Institute. 


What hotels are near UPSem's campus? 

LODGING INFORMATION: 

SpringHill Suites Richmond Virginia Center

9701 Brook Road

Glen Allen, Virginia 23059 

To receive the conference rate of $69 a night, 

1) Please call: (804) 266-9403.

2) You must let the person making your reservation know that you are with "Union Presbyterian Seminary."

 

Will I need a printed ticket/ or what if I forget/lose my printed ticket? 

You will be able to access the event in 3 ways: 

  1. Print and display the e-ticket that was sent to you after you registered for  this event.  
  2. Display an electronic version of the e-ticket that was sent to you upon registration for this event via smart phone, ipad or lap-top computer. 
  3. In case you forget to print your ticket or lose your electronic devices, we will have a guest list at the door of the event. All you will need to show is a valid photo id. 


Will I need to provide my own transportation from the hotel to the campus?

Yes, we suggest that in your planning to attend, you include a car rental.


 

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 "MotherNChile" 

Artist: Dr. Margaret Taylor Burroughs (1936-2010) 

 ** FAIR USE NOTICE **

 The use of the media material, "MotherNChile" is protected by the fair use clause of the United States copyright act of 1976, which allows for the rebroadcast of copyrighted materials for the purpose of commentary, criticism, and education. 


 

 

 

 

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)


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Squaring the Womanist Circle! at Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Squaring the Womanist Circle Project integrates and translates Black women’s religious scholarship, creative expression and cultural work into transformative wisdom. It is a launching pad for a continuing Institute of Womanist Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary.

Project directors are Katie G. Cannon,  Professor of Christian Ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary; Angela D. Sims, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Black Church Studies at Saint Paul School of Theology (Kansas City, MO); and Erica  Kierulf, Ph.D. candidate at Union Presbyterian Seminary. 

Squaring the Womanist Circle initiates multi-voice-conversations among diverse groups of women of African descent to explore and address the lived concerns of African American girls and women. The project will give voice to women working for justice from a theological framework, sending an important and timely signal to the broader community that Black women of faith are committed to discerning new ways to focus on the well-being of women and girls in a mutli-religious world. 

“For almost three decades, African American women religious scholars and theologians have engaged in discourse on race, gender, sexuality and social class,” says Cannon. “Yet, a consistent criticism is that our womanist work as academicians is separated from our labor as scholar practitioners who address issues and needs throughout the Black community.”

Over a period of three years, Squaring the Womanist Circle will bring together scholar-activists who work as academics, religious practitioners, healthcare providers, artists, researchers, policymakers, and students from a variety of disciplines. They will share life lessons learned from embodied mediated knowledge, so that together women can imagine alternative ways of establishing healthy and innovative agendas for their future.

The initiative has been awarded a three-year grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Education, particularly graduate theological educational institutions, is of particular interest to the Foundation.


About the Carpenter Foundation

In 1975, the Carpenter Foundation was formed by the late E. Rhodes Carpenter, founder of the Richmond, Virginia based company now known as Carpenter Co. During Mr. Carpenter’s lifetime, the Foundation made a few substantial gifts but for the most part had minimal assets. In accordance with Mr. Carpenter’s wishes, the Foundation received significant funding following his death in 1980. His wife, Leona B. Carpenter, died a year later leaving substantial assets to the Foundation. In 1982, the name of the Foundation was changed to the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. The Foundation operates independently of and has no connection to ER Carpenter Co.


About Union Presbyterian Seminary

Since 1812, Union Presbyterian Seminary, formerly Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, (Union-PSCE) has embraced a vision to form leaders and transform the church. The seminary serves a diverse student body at campuses in Richmond, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Its Extended Campus Program offers students a graduate level education that combines on-line learning with intensive periods of study on campus. ### 

  

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HOTEL INFORMATION: 

SpringHill Suites Richmond Virginia Center

9701 Brook Road

Glen Allen, Virginia 23059 

To receive the conference rate of $69 a night, 

1) Please call: (804) 266-9403.

2) You must let the person making your reservation know that you are with "Union Presbyterian Seminary."

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