Denison Speaker to Examine Violence in America
Posted: February 13, 2006
The second guest of this year's Black Studies Speaker Series is Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, an author and professor of theology and women's studies. Her lecture, "Truth and Consequences: Violence -- As American as Mom, the Flag, and Apple Pie," will be at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 21) in the Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. The speaker series, created in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, is sponsored by the black studies department and the Goodspeed Lecture Series. Its theme this year is "Race, Gender, and America's Moral Obligations to People of Color." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Kirk-Duggan is the author ofMisbegotten Anguish: A Theology and Ethics of Violence, Exorcizing Evil: A Womanist Perspective on the Spirituals, Pregnant Passion: Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Bible, andRefiner's Fire: A Religious Engagement with Violence. Her works draw on women's studies, musicology, history, theology, and black studies to explore the roots of violence.
The Black Studies Speaker Series is designed to help students see the interrelationships or triangulation of racism, violence, and poverty. Kirk-Duggan will encourage students to explore the cultural conditions that give rise to violence, and will describe the interrelationship of racism to violence and to poverty. A third speaker, Mathew Forstater, will address the topic of poverty as evidenced through African American employment patterns in the U.S.
Kirk-Duggan is currently professor of theology and women's studies at Shaw Divinity School. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a master of management degree from the University of Texas, a master of divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Baylor University.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Professor of theology and black studies Cheryl Kirk-Duggan presents "Truth and Consequences: Violence -- As American as Mom, the Flag, and Apple Pie"; 4:30 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 21), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6594 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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