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#blackscholarsmatter
Symposium Poster
 
In this two-part online symposium organized by the Society of Biblical Literature, we will have a chance to hear and learn from some of our guild’s Black colleagues about their experiences in the academy and the changes that they would like to see happen.
 
Special thanks to Tat-siong Benny Liew, Kimberly Russaw, and Raj Nadella for organizing this symposium.
 
The symposium will be open to all, SBL members and colleagues in the wider guild, though a free registration is required. Please note that registration links are unique to each session. To attend both sessions, please be sure to register for each one separately. Anyone unable to attend the live session will be able to view the video, which will be available on this page shortly after the symposium. Registration is not required to view the videos after the live symposium.
 
Day 1, 12 August (morning session 10:00 am–12:00 pm EDT USA):
#BlackScholarsMatter: Visions and Struggles

Panelists will discuss their experiences of and aspirations for teaching, writing, and being Black biblical scholars in the academy.
 
Panelists
Cheryl Anderson, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Randall Bailey, Interdenominational Theological Center
Madipoane Masenya, University of South Africa
Shively Smith, Boston University
Renita Weems, Ray of Hope Community Church
Vincent Wimbush, Institute for Signifying Scriptures
Presider, Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa, SBL President
Moderator, Efrain Agosto, New York Theological Seminary, SBL Council Chair
 
 
Day 2, 13 August (evening session 7:00–9:00 pm EDT USA):
#BlackScholarsMatter: Lessons and Hopes

Panelists will share their learnings and dreams concerning teaching, writing, and being Black biblical scholars in the academy.
 
Panelists
Ronald Charles, Saint Francis Xavier University
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary
Steed Vernyl Davidson, McCormick Theological Seminary
Vanessa Lovelace, Lancaster Theological Seminary
Kimberly Russaw, Christian Theological Seminary
Abraham Smith, Perkins School of Theology/Southern Methodist University
Presider, Hugh Rowland Page, Jr., University of Notre Dame, SBL Council
Moderator, Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, SBL Council
 
 
 
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