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Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider

March 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – March 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Online Course
Ian Rees

Instructor: Kelly Brown Douglas 
Date: Friday, March 4,  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm  |  Saturday,  March 5,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Format: This two-day intensive course will be held online, through synchronous sessions. Registrants are expected to attend full-time, for both days.

Students explore Audre Lorde’s landmark book addressing the intersecting and interactive realities of oppression with special concern with issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality. Audre Lorde’s work continues to speak to today as a people as we still struggle to create a world where all of God’s people can thrive and be whole. Heeding Lorde’s words, “Our silence won’t protect us,” this class will include short lectures, panel discussions, and one-on-one interviews with scholars across the field of Womanist Theology and African American history to discuss some of the most pressing issues of injustice. Students are expected to read Lorde’s Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches.

Registration Is Closed: We are no longer excepting students for this course. 

About Kelly Brown Douglas

The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was named Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017. She was named the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in November 2019. She also serves as the Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral and Theologian in Residence at Trinity Church Wall Street.

Prior to Union, Dean Douglas served as Professor of Religion at Goucher College where she held the Susan D. Morgan Professorship of Religion and is now Professor Emeritus. Before Goucher, she was Associate Professor of Theology at Howard University School of Divinity (1987-2001) and Assistant Professor of Religion at Edward Waters College (1986-1987).

Ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1983, Dean Douglas holds a master’s degree in theology and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Union.

Dean Douglas is the author of many articles and five books, including Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective and Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Her academic work has focused on womanist theology, sexuality and the black church.