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The Fordham Theology 1000 First-Year Experience

Plenary Address:

Ecowomanism, Justice, and the Work of Planetary and Self Care: A Conversation with Dr. Melanie L. Harris


Wednesday, April 26, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 pm

in-person at RoseHill (Keating 3rd in Keating Hall, with dessert reception to follow)

live-stream at Lincoln CenterC (LAW 4-02)

Please join the Department of Theology for a resonant conversation with Dr. Melanie L. Harris, Professor of Black Feminist Thought and Womanist Theology at Wake Forest Divinity School, where she is also Director of the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being Program. We are thrilled to bring Dr. Harris’ wellspring of ecowomanist insights and scholarly-practical reflections to a conversation about how wisdom traditions can inform the pursuit of climate justice, food justice, and social solidarity.  Dr. Harris will engage the principles of womanist scholarship and praxis; the legacy of Dr. James Cone’s essay “Whose Earth Is it Anyway?” (2000); and questions of spiritual discernment and ethical leadership in tumultuous times. 

This event is the 2023 First-Year Experience annual lecture, hosted by Dr. Christiana Zenner, and will be held in person at the Rose Hill campus on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (5:30 -7:00pm) with livestream to Lincoln Center. Dessert reception to follow at Rose Hill.


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