Please join the Stead Center for Ethics and Values, The Center for the Church and Black Experiences, and The Center for Ecological Regeneration at 12 pm CST in the Loder Dining Hall on September as they welcome Reverend Dr. Melanie L. Harris for a Lunch n’ Learn webinar on Ecowomanism and the Jackson Mississippi Water Crisis.
Dr. Melanie L. Harris is the Professor of Black Feminist Thought and Womanist Theology jointly appointed with Wake Forest School of Divinity and the African American Studies program at Wake Forest University. Dr. Harris is also the Director of the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being Program. A graduate of the Harvard Leadership Program, Dr. Harris is a former American Council of Education Fellow and Founding Director of the Texas Christian University African American and Africana Studies program. Her research and scholarship critically examine intersections between race, religion, gender, and environmental ethics. She is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including Gifts of Virtue: Alice Walker and Womanist Ethics (Palgrave), Ecowomanism: Earth Honoring Faiths (Orbis), and co-editor of Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship: The Next Generation (Palgrave).
Dr. Harris served as the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as a Professor of Religion and Ethics at Texas Christian University. A former broadcast journalist, Dr. Harris, has worked as a news producer for ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates. A community leader with a passion for education linked to a commitment to social justice, she has served as an educational consultant with the Ford Foundation, the Forum for Theological Exploration, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, and the Lilly Endowment Inc. She has served on the executive board of the Society for the Study of Black Religion and the Board of Directors of KERA-TV/Radio, the American Academy of Religion, and the Society of Christian Ethics. Dr. Harris has been awarded several prestigious awards and academic fellowships, including the AddRan Administration Fellowship and GreenFaith Fellowship. Dr. Harris earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Union Theological Seminary in The City of New York, an M. Div. from Iliff School of Theology, and a B.A. from Spelman College.
Participants online may join via Zoom: https://garrett.zoom.us/j/83732535917