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The 34th C. Eric Lincoln Lectureship Series Returns to Clark Atlanta University in October

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016


Contact: Mario Boone

ATLANTA (Aug. 15, 2016) – The esteemed C. Eric Lincoln Lectureship Series returns to Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.  The Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey, assistant professor of contextual theology and practice and associate dean for community life and lifelong learning at Boston University (BU), will deliver the 34th lecture in the series at 10:50 a.m. in Davage Auditorium in Haven-Warren Hall at 223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW.

Lightsey, the mother of a CAU alumnus and grandmother of an incoming CAU freshman, is a scholar, social justice activist and veteran.  Her academic and research interests include classical and contemporary just war theory, womanist theology, queer theory and theology, and African-American religious histories and theologies, according to Lightsey.  Some of her activism includes efforts to end the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which excluded gays and lesbians from serving in our nation’s armed forces.  She has collaborated with activist-colleagues in the movement for the liberation of black lives, eliminating violence against black transwomen and ending institutional racism on college campuses.

Lightsey is an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church.  She also serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Womanist Approaches to Religion and Society Group.  She is a widely published author, including “Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology,” “Reconciliation,” in Radical Evangelical” and “Is Necessary Violence Just Violence?”

“The prestigious C. Eric Lincoln Lectureship Series continues its long history of scholarship and excellence for CAU students destined to become tomorrow’s great thinkers,” said series coordinator Dr. Phillip Dunston, chairman of CAU’s Department of Religion and Philosophy.

The C. Eric Lincoln Lectureship Series is named in honor of the famed educator who began teaching at the former Clark College in 1954.  Dr. Lincoln gave the inaugural lecture of the series in 1983.  He passed away in May 2000.     

For more information visit CAU.edu or contact 404-880-6043.

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