Keynote Lecture "Stand Your Ground in a Legacy of Slavery" available here.
Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is Professor of Religion at Goucher College where she holds the Susan D. Morgan Professorship of Religion. Prior to coming to Goucher College she was Associate Professor of Theology at Howard University School of Divinity (1987-2001) and Assistant Professor of Religion at Edward Waters College (1986-1987).
A leading voice in the development of a womanist theology, Essence magazine counts Douglas “among this country’s most distinguished religious thinkers, teachers, ministers, and counselors.” She has written several books and is widely published in national and international journals and other publications. Her latest book, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (2015) examines the challenges of a “Stand Your Ground” culture for the Black Church.
Date: February 22nd, 2017
Location: 7:30 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center, Parmer Hall
Cost: Free tickets are required for this event; to reserve, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.
Monday February 20
4:00-4:40pm Opening reception
4:45-5:45pm “Charity, Humility, Justice: Learning to Read and Inviting Virtue"
Dr. David Smith, guest lecture, Director, Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning Calvin College
7:00 p.m. OPENING LECTURE:
“The Bible and the ‘Slave Narrative’"
Dr. Emerson Powery, biblical and religious studies professor and author of “The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in theAntebellum Narratives of the Enslaved”
Tuesday, February 21
3:45 – 4:30pm “Whose freedom? Whose Humanity?: Slavery, the Humanities, and the Liberating Arts”
Dr. Peter Kerry Powers, dean,
School of the Humanities
4:40-5:10pm “Souls Enslaved: The Psychological Trauma of Justice”
Dr. Stanley Hoover, counseling
5:20-5:50pm "Women Incarcerated for Life: Sharing Personal Stories about the ‘Other’ Death Penalty”
Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, criminal justice
6:00-6:45pm "From Liberty to Captivity’: Sex Trafficking in Pennsylvania”
Krista Imbesi, film, video and digital media
Parmer Cinema, Boyer 137
7:00 – 8:30pm “Of Human Bondage: Forms of Enslavement in Global History"
Dr. John Fea, History
Dr. Joseph P. Huffman, History
Dr. James LaGrand, History
Dr. Bernardo Michael, History
Dr. David Pettegrew, History
Dr. Norm Wilson, History
Wednesday, February 22
4:10-5:10pm “Memory, Identity, Inheritance: Personal Ancestry and Gratitude”
Michael Hornbaker, Logos Academy, York, PA
“Teaching Statistics with Justice in Mind”
Dr. Sam Wilcock, mathematics and statistics
7:30pm SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
"Stand Your Ground in the Legacy of Slavery"
Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, chair of the religion and philosophy department at Goucher College and author of “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God,”
High Center, Parmer Hall
Thursday, February 23
3:45-5:00pm Alumni Panel
“‘What Shall I Teach My Children Who Are Black?’: The Biography of Geraldine Louise Wilson, 1931-1988”
Christina Thomas ’14, history
“Recovering Memory: The Archive as a Site of Resistance”
Hierald Osorto ’06, history
6:30-8:30pm “Piecing Our History: A Quilted and Poetic History of African Americans in Dauphin County”
Poet Marian Dornell and students from Marshall Math Science Academy Middle School
“Her Story: Voices of the American Griot Project”(performance)
Professor Maria Thiaw, English Department Central Penn College, Central Penn and Messiah College students
co-sponsored by the Black Student Union
Parmer Cinema, Boyer 137
Friday, February 24
9:10-10:10am “Uniting Native American and African American Voices: Pedagogy, Place, and Popular Culture”
Katy Trice, Joel Johnson, and Julie Knauss
Dr. Kerry Hasler-Brooks, advisor, English
10:20-11:20am “Broken Justice: What We Have Done to the Least of These”
Daniel C. Barber, Lindsay G. Buzzee, Jenna S. Crump, Connor J. Felty, Leslie E. Giboyeaux, Cassandra N. Hoffman, Benjamin M. Talbot, and William Graham Truscott, biblical and religious studies
Dr. Douglas Jacobsen, advisor, theology
11:30am-12:30pm “Stories of Justice and Injustice from the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Lightning Session for Research, Images, and Narratives”
Dr. Kerry Hasler-Brooks and students,
12:30-1:40pm Join us for lunch and “Stories of Resistance from Central Pennsylvania” an exhibit produced by the Center for Public Humanities Student Fellows
1:50-3:30pm "Legacies of Slavery in the 21st Century"
“Progressive Penology: An Analysis to Inspire the End of Mass Incarceration in the U.S”
Ryan Gephart, political science
“Taking a Stand by Kneeling: A Look at Colin Kaepernick and Social Movement Theory”
Caleb Ostrander, communication
"Environmental Racism: A Legacy of Slavery"
Madilyn Keaton, environmental science
4:00pm and 8:00pm “Who Isn't My Neighbor?: A Story of Exploitation, Subordination, and Marginalization”
(Dance Performance and Lecture, Tickets Required)
Professor Gregg Hurley, advisor,
theatre and dance
Poorman Black Box Theatre, Climenhaga Building
9:00pm Closing Reception
Upper Lobby, Climenhaga Building