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January 2018

Film & Discussion: What is Justice?

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St,
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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Free

A film screen of "The Last 40 Miles" followed by a dialogue on the Texas Death Penalty with Film Maker Alex Hannaford and TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houle. Free and open to the public

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Knowledge and Power in Middle Eastern Studies

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Trinity University, Northrop Hall 40, 1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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Dr. Luke Peterson will discuss Knowledge and Power in Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Peterson will speak on the relationship between knowledge and power in the contemporary political moment and on the failure of the promises of the internet age to quell rancor and promote civility where political debate arises. This talk will further examine the position of the East, the Orient, the Middle East, and/or the Arab-Muslim Other within contemporary political discourse in the United States, and will speak to…

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SA 2020 Impact Report Luncheon

January 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market
San Antonio, TX 78204 United States
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$25

We're releasing our 2017 Impact Report and celebrating our community's progress this past year! Please join us for our annual Impact Report Luncheon—a DreamWeek / DreamVoice event—at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the Hemisfair Ballroom, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. We'll share our updated community data, celebrate the partners, people, and efforts moving our city forward, and show how you—yes, you!—are a part of the bigger picture in San Antonio. Tickets and sponsored tables are available now: SA2020impact.eventbrite.com

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April 2018

Religion, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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$20

with Lauren Turek How did ideas about race and religion intertwine during the U.S. civil rights movement? In this course, we will reach back into history to look at how religious ideas helped to create modern notions of race. We will trace how Americans incorporated these notions into the legal system of slavery. We will also consider how African Americans drew on beliefs about freedom and dignity rooted in religious traditions to resist their subjugation. We will analyze historical documents,…

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Womanism, Biblical Interpretation, and Social (In)Justice

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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$40

Womanist and African American biblical interpretation affirms that context always matters when doing biblical interpretation. Biblical interpretation is an interested and subjective political act. How we interpret the biblical text and from what perspective matters. The perspectives of communities of color matter. Our interpretations impact how we see and (de)value ourselves and others, how we interact with our fellow human beings, and how we do ministry. The people of God are called to engage in the work of liberation and…

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