Denison Speaker will Discuss Justice Issues in Society
Date of Event: January 24, 2006
Posted: January 16, 2006
The Denison University Goodspeed Lecture Fund and the Black Studies Program are sponsoring a lecture by Traci West, author of "Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter" (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006). Her appearance is set for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 24) in the Burton Morgan Lecture Hall and is free and open to the public.
West, associate professor of ethics and African American studies at Drew University Theological School, will speak on "Who Should Decide Marriage Is Good for You? Religion, Race, and Welfare Reform Policy." A member of United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church, West has served in campus and parish ministry in the Hartford, Conn., area and has participated in an interfaith clergy delegation to Baghdad, Iraq.
West earned her bachelor's degree at Yale University, her master of divinity degree at Pacific School of Religion, and her doctorate at Union Theological Seminary. An earlier book, "Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence and Resistance Ethics," was published in 1999 by New York University Press and she has had articles on violence against women, racism, clergy ethics, sexuality and other justice issues in society published in recent years. West is an ordained elder in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Goodspeed Lecture Fund presents Traci West, Drew University Theological School, to speak on "Who Should Decide Marriage Is Good for You? Religion, Race and Welfare Reform Policy"; 4:30 p.m., Wednesday (Jan. 24), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6241 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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