Heretics Club Lunch with Dianne M. Stewart: "I Am Not a Race or Color"
Join us in the Memorial Chapel basement for a talk with the Alumni of Color Scholar in Residence And Associate Professor of Religion & African American Studies at Emory University Dianne M. Stewart.
The title of her talk is "I Am Not a Race of Color: Black Ethnic Religion & The Reconstruction of Humanity"
When did America become a post-racial society? 2008? Not quite? How about 1886? Certainly, this could not be true for America as a whole, but for certain segments of Black America, post-racialism was a tangible idea and indeed a strategy mobilized by religious imagination and operationalized through religious innovation as early as the 19th century. This talk investigates how some lesser known Black Hebraic, Muslim and Christian traditions attempted to deconstruct race and reconstitute humanity long before academic studies of race as a social construction came to prominence across the liberal arts.
There will be time for questions afterwards. Lunch will be provided.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:15pm
Colgate Memorial Chapel, Garden Level/Basement
13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346