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Articulations of Humanity in Black Religious Life

2:00pm - 5:00pmAnnenberg Forum


Articulations of Humanity in Black Religious Life:
Perspectives on Religion and the Human Condition

April 19, 2013 | 2:00 – 5:00pm
Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall

On April 19, Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity, in partnership with Faces of Courage, The Humanities Institute, the Department of Religion, and the Office of the Chaplain, will host a symposium bringing together emerging and senior scholars for a dialogue on issues related to African American religious experience as part of the larger quest to live a complex humanity. The invited speakers will discuss the impact of religion on the human condition through topics such as the arts, literature, politics, post-race discourse, embodiment, gender, sexuality, poverty, and Hip Hop culture.

A featured event of Wake Forest’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary of racial integration, this symposium provides an opportunity to consider the ways religion gives voice to those seeking the fullest expression of their humanity.

 *Registration is free and open to the public.


Symposium Schedule

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Forum and conversation

Opening Remarks

Barbee Myers Oakes, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Wake Forest University

Host & Moderator

Derek S. Hicks, Henry Luce Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wake Forest University, School of Divinity



J. Kameron Carter, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Theology and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School, Duke University


Keri Day, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theological and Social Ethics and Black Church Studies, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University 


Marla Frederick, Ph.D., Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Religion, Harvard University


Anthony B. Pinn, Ph.D., Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Light reception   



a Faces of Courage event as Wake Forest celebrates 50 Years of Integration

Sponsored by the Wake Forest School of Divinity with campus partners the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life, the Department of Religion, and The Humanities Institute