- Location: Benton Chapel • 411 21St Ave S. • Nashville, TN 37240
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- Audience: Free and Open to the Public
Vanderbilt University Divinity School announces the 44th annual
A N T O I N E T T E B R O W N L E C T U R E
to be delivered by
Thelathia "Nikki" Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Religion
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Willful Behavior, Inherent Value, and Moral Imagination: The Making of a Black Queer Ethic
As the 2018 Antoinette Brown Lecturer, Dr. Young will deliver the lecture titled, “Willful Behavior, Inherent Value, and Moral Imagination: The Making of a Black Queer Ethic.” We find ourselves in the midst of a neoliberal resurgence of moral depravity, and many of us are searching for new (or old) ways forward. To contribute to such a search, this lecture explores the connection between womanist theo-ethical moral frameworks, black feminist political perspectives, and a queer afrofuturity underwritten by black queer imaginative work. The question on which I base the quest is this: What moral possibilities exist beyond the doors of liberation, and what might we need to unlock (or break down) to find them?