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PSR’s Abraham and Roseboro Present at Black Theologies of Liberation & Racial Justice Conference

PSR Dean Dr. Susan Abraham and Rev. Tana Roseboro (MDiv ‘18) recently participated in a panel discussion of “Black Theology & Womanist/Feminist/Queer Justice” at the University of San Francisco’s Black Theologies of Liberation & Racial Justice Conference.

In the presentation of her paper “Intersections and Crossroads in Political Alliances,” Dr. Abraham posed the question: “How can Black, Brown, White, womanists, feminists, and queer thinkers forge a political practice of alliance?” and suggested that surface identity politics must be complicated and deepened by “a politics of alliance in which we recognize the instability of intersecting identities as always more than the sum of its parts.”

 

Rev. Roseboro presented her paper “Sexuality in the Black Church and the Black Community” in which she made the case for historically Black churches to have an open and constructive conversation around Black sexuality. She suggested such a conversation “must be built upon the constructs of Black Theologies of Liberation” guided by “those LGBTQI individuals who have already utilized what Black Theologies of Liberation and Womanist theology have to offer, to free their spirits and minds.” A link to her talk will be made available soon.


Front row: Dr. Karen Baker-Fletcher author of Dancing with God: The Trinity from a Womanist Perspective; Dr. M. Shawn Copeland author of Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being;
Dr. Susan Abraham: Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at PSR. Second row:
Rev. Tana Roseboro-Marsh; Dr. Lillian Dube: Professor of Theology at University of San Francisco and organizer of the conference. (Photo courtesy Tana Roseboro-Marsh)