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Kelly Miller Smith Institute for Black Church Studies

‘Arts in Black History Month’ gallery at Divinity School open through March 14

Feb. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt Divinity School will display work by artist Michael McBride as part of “Arts in Black History Month.” The exhibit “Intimate Conversations: An Introduction to New Works" will be in the Art Room at the Divinity School through March 14.

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Patterns: Visual artist Alicia Henry challenges conventions of femininity

Feb. 19, 2019—Paper dolls have long been used to emphasize cultural norms regarding femininity and beauty. As often happens, childhood play subtly reinforces society’s notions of the “ideal.” Once these playthings are cast off and one enters adulthood, these romanticized notions should fall out of our conscience as easily as clothes from paper dolls. Yet, somehow, they...

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2016 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Sep. 19, 2016—A pastor who is a civic leader and a priest who has been a leader in higher education have been named the 2016 Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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‘Action Summit’ to consider new solutions to mass incarceration

Aug. 9, 2016—Marian Wright Edelman, Joe Ingle and Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk are among those participating in a prison reform conference hosted by the Divinity School's Cal Turner Program.

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The Rev. Jeremiah Wright featured at Vanderbilt Divinity social justice forum

Nov. 16, 2015—The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. will address "Prophetic Faith for Social Justice" when he speaks at Benton Chapel Monday, Nov. 16, as part of a forum hosted by Vanderbilt's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies.

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