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Black Lives Matter Course- Register Now
by Ishpal Kaur - Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 10:53 AM
 

Now is the Time!

 

Don't forget to register for our upcoming Black Lives Matter Zoom course beginning Tuesday September 8, 2020 at 6:00pm.

 

Once your registration is completed a Zoom link will be provided. Please contact Dr. Harmon-Saunders on 212 870 1221 with any additional questions.

 

BLM2504 Black Lives Matter; 4 Cr.

Prof: Rev. Dr. C. Vernon Mason and Dr. Willie Dwayne Francois III

 

Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Black teenager, Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, three Black women, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullers and Opal Tometi started Black Lives Matter (BLM) in July 2013.  On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was executed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. BLM inspired multi-racial demonstrations and non-violent protests in all 50 states in the US, and in countries all over the world.

 

BLM is being taught by Dr. C. Vernon Mason who will be joined by Dr. Willie Dwayne Francois III, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College, M.Div., Harvard and D.Min., Candler School of Theology. This course takes an interdisciplinary look at racism and power, tracks a history of US religions and Black social movements, and explores identity and intersectional approaches to justice. It will expose the learner to the socio- political dimensions of theologies nurtured through Black people’s experiences.  We will develop definitions of Black Liberation in theological discourse and move away from the speculative approach to theology toward more pragmatic and active approaches to human freedom and the upending of oppressive structures.