Colonial, settler racism theme of ReJUNEvation 2018
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! 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.
The courses Harvey teaches run the gamut in relation to her research interests, according to her college biography, with a focus on encounters of religion and ethics with race, gender, activism, politics, spirituality, justice, and any other aspect of social life in which religiosity decides to "show up."
Her book Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation has led to opportunities as a speaker and workshop leader with faith communities and academic audiences.
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.
More information and registration for ReJUNEvation 2018 will be available in early 2018.