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Video: Antoinette Brown Lecture with Traci C. West

Mar. 27, 2009, 2:49 PM

Watch video of the March 26 Antoinette Brown Lecture with Traci C. West, professor of ethics and African American studies at Drew University.

As the 35th Antoinette Brown lecturer, Professor West speaks on “Lying on Women: Religion, Race, and Intimate Violence in the African Diaspora.” She addresses intimate violence against women and girls who are often stymied by cultural myths about women’s culpability. These myths work together with the lies the perpetrators tell. Christian religious beliefs can add to this problem or offer truthtelling resources that counter it. This lecture will focus on what it means to cross cultural, national and historical boundaries to identify Christian activist strategies that confront this deceit as well as the violence, especially sexual violence, against women in Africa and America.

The annual lecture at Vanderbilt University Divinity School was established in 1974 with a gift from benefactor Sylvia Sanders Kelley, BA’54, of Atlanta, Georgia. In 1996, a group of alumni/ae and friends established a permanent endowment for inviting distinguished female theologians and church leaders to the Divinity School where they could address the concerns confronting women in ministry.

Contact: Jim Patterson (615) 322-NEWS

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