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Antoinette Brown Lecture with Thelathia 'Nikki' Young - CANCELED

Thursday, March 22, 2018,
  • Location: Benton Chapel • 411 21St Ave S. • Nashville, TN 37240

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

'Willful Behavior, Inherent Value, and Moral Imagination: The Making of a Black Queer Ethic'

Thelathia "Nikki" Young, Ph.D.

Nikki Young

Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Religion

Bucknell University

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Benton Chapel
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?