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2020 Symposium Schedule

Wyatt Tee Walker and the Politics of Black Religion
February 19-21, 2020


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 — University of Virginia

The Rotundua 
Dome Room

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Public Conversation
The Politics of Black Religion in the Age of Trump 
Co-sponsored with Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab

Ashon Crawley, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Department of African and African American Studies, University of Virginia

Larycia Hawkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Kai Parker, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Jalane Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Corey D. B. Walker, Visiting Professor, Jepson School of Leadership Studies and School of Arts and Sciences, University of Richmond
           

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — University of Richmond

Camp Concert Hall in the Booker Hall of Music
Modlin Center for the Arts

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Opening Reception

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Public Conversation
Race, Religion, and Politics in an Age of Extremes

The Rev. Canon Nontombi Naomi Tutu
Cathedral Missioner for Racial and Economic Equity and Missioner for Kairos West Community Center
The Cathedral of All Souls

Corey D. B. Walker
Visiting Professor
Jepson School of Leadership and School of Arts and Sciences
University of Richmond


Friday, February 21, 2020 — University of Richmond

Camp Concert Hall in the Booker Hall of Music
Modlin Center for the Arts

9:00am – 10:15am

Conversation I
Aesthetics of Black Religion

Mark Burford, Associate Professor, Department of Music, Reed College
Claudrena N. Harold, Professor and Chair, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Rhon S. Manigault-Bryant, Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Williams College 

Moderator
Julian Maxwell Hayter, Associate Professor, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

10:30am – 11:45am

Conversation II
Democratic Faith of Black Religion

Ravi Perry, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Howard University
James Manigault-Bryant, Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Williams College
Richard Wills, Senior Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA

Moderator
Ernest B. McGowen III, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Richmond

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Break for lunch on your own

1:00pm – 2:15pm

Conversation III
Politics of Black Religion;

Adam Bond, Associate Professor, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University
Melanie C. Jones, Assistant Professor and Director, Katie Geneva Canon Center for Womanist Leadership, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Melva Sampson, Assistant Professor, School of Divinity, Wake Forest University

Moderator
Laura Browder, Tyler and Alice Hanes Professor of American Studies Program, Coordinator, American Studies Program
University of Richmond

2:30pm – 3:45pm

Conversation IV
Rethinking Black Religion, Rethinking Public Life

Greg Carr, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Africana Studies, Howard University
Sylvester Johnson, Professor and Director, Center for the Humanities, Virginia Tech
Tamura Lomax, Independent Scholar and Founder, The Feminist Wire

Moderator
Atiya Husain, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Richmond

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Introduction
Thad Williamson, Associate Professor, Jepson School of Leadership and Program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, University of Richmond

Keynote
Jonathan L. Walton, Dean, School of Divinity, Presidential Chair of Religion and Society and Dean of Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University

Concluding Remarks
Corey D. B. Walker, Visiting Professor, Jepson School of Leadership Studies and School of Arts & Sciences, University of Richmond

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Closing Reception


The symposium is sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Jepson School of Leadership, School of Arts and Sciences, Boatwright Memorial Library, Office of the Chaplaincy, American Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Music, Department of Political Science, and Department of Religious Studies.

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