Author and Vanderbilt University Professor Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Ph.D. will present “Between the World and You: Generational Angst and the Persistence of America’s Sins” as part of Hiram College’s free annual religion lecture on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the College’s Hayden Auditorium in Bates Hall, 11715 Garfield Road. A reception and book signing follow at 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Floyd-Thomas will examine ongoing culture wars and how issues connected to social justice – such as race, gender, education and religion – vary among generations.
Floyd-Thomas is an associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Science; president of the Society for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Religion; and executive director of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Black Religious Scholars Group. She is the author of “Deeper Shades of Purple: Womanism in Religion and Society,” “Black Church Studies: An Introduction,” “Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics” and “The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture.”
The suggested reading in preparation for the lecture is “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God” by Kelly Brown Douglas.
For more information and to register visit www.hiram.edu/religionlecture.