A scholar whose most recent book tackles the issue of racial reconciliation will be the theme speaker for ReJUNEvation 2018.
Dr. Jennifer Harvey, professor of religion and faculty director of the Crew Scholars Program at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, will help to frame discussion on the event theme Zacchaeus, You Come Down! The Call to Repair in a World of Colonial-Settler Racism. ReJUNEvation 2018 runs Wednesday, June 20, to Friday, June 22, at St. Andrew’s College.
Her teaching, writing and public speaking focus on encounters of religion and ethics with race, gender, activism, politics, spirituality, justice and any other aspect of social life in which religion decides to “show up.” Her greatest passion and longtime work, however, continually returns to racial justice and white anti-racism.
Dr. Harvey’s books include Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation (Wm. B. Eerdmans) and Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in Racially Divisive America (Abingdon Press). She maintains her blog, formations. living at the intersections of self, social, spirit, at livingformations.com
Dr. Harvey is ordained in the American Baptist Churches (U.S.A.) and travels widely to speak with faith communities, educators and activist groups about the need to create robust, multi-racial solidarity for justice.
She is also the author of Whiteness and Morality: Pursuing Racial Justice through Reparations and Sovereignty (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and a co-editor of Disrupting White Supremacy: White People on What We Need To Do (Pilgrim Press, 2004). Recent publications include work on contemporary reparations movements in Protestant traditions, queer articulations of Christian traditions, and Native-Colonial dialogues on issues of environmental justice.
In conjunction with ReJUNEvation, St. Andrew's College will offer PA/SA 362 Race, Colonialism, Canadian Identities and Intercultural Ministry with professors Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg and Dr. Lynn Caldwell. Course dates are June 18-22 (including full attendance at the conference). For details and course admission requirements, please contact College Registrar Greg Torwalt by email. Download the SA/PA 362 Race, Colonialism, Canadian Identities, and Intercultural Ministries syllabus.