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Stand Your Ground in the Era of Black Lives Matter with Kelly Brown Douglas

Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Professor of Religion at Goucher College in Baltimore and Episcopal Priest, will lecture at the divinity school on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Wingate Hall, Lower Auditorium.  Refreshments will be served.


Her lecture, "Stand Your Ground in the Era of Black Lives Matter" will be followed with a time of Q&A. 

Kelly Brown Douglas is considered a leader in the field of womanist theology, racial reconciliation and sexuality and the black church. Prior 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.” Her books include:

- Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God

- The Black Body and The Black Church/A Blues Slant  

- What's Faith Got to Do with It?: Black Bodies/Christian Souls

- The Black Christ

- Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective

Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Denison University where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received her Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Philosophy from Union Theological Seminary.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Wingate Hall, Lower Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Religious, Speakers, Lectures, Special Events, Multicultural / International, Diversity


School of Divinity

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Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students, Prospective Students





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Shonda Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services

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