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School of Divinity Weekend Course: Womanist Proclamation

with Dr. Melva Sampson

Historically, Black bodies in North America are contested terrain upon which racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, homophobia, capitalism and militarism wreak debilitating havoc. Therefore, Black lives and subsequently Black bodies have weathered and weather the liminal space of questionable existence and certain death in the church and public sphere. This course explores womanist proclamation, a Black feminist practice of truth telling, wisdom bearing and justice seeking that is identified via the radical inclusion of marginalized voices, as an embodied rhetorical and theological act of resistance. Through the carving out of sacred spaces, the course will examine how Black women and girls use speech (performed word) and movement (embodied word) to intentionally disrupt popular terrains where Black bodies are literally and metaphorically disembodied.  Ultimately, the course theorizes that womanist proclamation is a means through which Black women’s bodies generate and transmit spiritual power from traditional and alternative pulpits and sources to unfetter themselves and their communities form the vestiges of interlaced oppressive systems.

Ministerial Studies Requirement: Proclamation

Friday, September 29 at 2:30pm to 9:30pm

More dates through September 30, 2017

Wingate Hall, Room 201
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Academics

Departments

School of Divinity

Target Audience

Students

Website

http://divinity.wfu.edu/academics/aca...

Hashtag

##wakediv

Contact name

Susan Robinson, Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs

Contact email

robinssr@wfu.edu

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