Union Theological Seminary
New York, NY 10027
Join the UTS community for an event honoring the legacy of Dr. Delores Seneva Williams ’91, where a portrait commissioned by the Class of 2019 will be blessed by the community and permanently placed in a prominent academic hallway. We also have a very special announcement to make at the Chapel service.
Please feel free to participate in any or all activities:
11:30 AM Guests Arrive
12:00 PM Unveiling & Blessing of Portrait & Special Announcement
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Programming in the Burke Library
2:30 PM Remembering Dr. Delores S. Williams
4:00 PM Drum Procession and Installation of Portrait
5:00 PM Celebration in James Memorial Chapel
We look forward to connecting with you, students, alums, and friends to remember and recount the innumerable ways in which Dr. Delores Williams made an impact on Womanist Theological Thought, the community at Union, and, in turn, our own personal lives.
Dr. Williams earned her PhD from Union and later became the first Black woman to hold a named chair at the seminary as the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture. Her groundbreaking book, Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk, remains a crucial and influential text in womanist theological thought. Her profound legacy as an author, teacher, and revolutionary trailblazer of womanist theology will be reflected at this celebration.
Thank you to Union’s Class of 2019 and the donors who made commissioning the portrait possible, and as a result, is allowing us to permanently place this artwork in the main Administration hallway at Union Theological Seminary.
A special thanks to the planning committee, all of you have been instrumental in making this event so special; and to our generous donors, the Rev. David C. Parsons `01 and Dr. Judith A. Diers `90, for financially supporting this event.