November 11, 2010 12:30 pm
This event was cancelled due to the speaker’s illness
0016 Westbrook @ the Duke Divinity School on Campus
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The second annual Jill Raitt Lecture at Duke Divinity School will feature Emilie M. Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School, speaking on “Justice Notes.” Townes’ interests include health care, the cultural production of evil, and the linkages among race, gender, class, and other forms of oppression. A Durham, N.C. native, she is a former president of the American Academy of Religion and an ordained American Baptist clergywoman. Her parents worked at North Carolina Central University, and her family attended Asbury Temple UMC, whose minister, the Rev. Douglas Moore, led the first Civil Rights protest in Durham at the Royal Ice Cream Parlor.
The lecture is sponsored by Duke Divinity Women’s Center, Office of Black Church Studies, the Pauli Murray Project, and the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South. The lecture was inaugurated in 2009 and named after Raitt, the first woman to serve on the Divinity School faculty and the first woman to be tenured at the school.